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Coulon tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin marshes

Coulon is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Coulon. For detailed visitor information see the Coulon travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Coulon include "most beautiful village".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Coulon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Niort at 9 km and Maillezais abbey at 13 km.

Coulon, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 3 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 9 km (direction east)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 13 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 13 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 28 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide


at 31 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 42 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 44 km (direction north-east)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide


at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide

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Markets in and near Coulon

  • Benet: market Monday (5km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (9km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (22km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (23km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (27km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (30km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (34km)

More information about Coulon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Coulon, France

What to do at Coulon? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Coulon.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (5km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (13km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (35km)
  • La Guyonnière (39km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (42km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (50km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (19km)
  • Forêt de Benon (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (24km)
  • Zoodyssée (25km)

Geography and distances

Coulon is in the western-centre of France at 9 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Coulon is 357 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Coulon

Canton: Niort-Ouest

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79510

Distance to Coulon

from Niort (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 357 km

from Calais: 545 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 674 km

Getting here

Most visitors will come by car, as an excursion from the Loire Valley or approximately 4 hours from the channel port at Saint-Malo. For driving distances to Coulon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benet, Magne, Marais Poitevin, Saint-Georges-de-Rex, Saint-Remy and Sansais.

This page in French: Visiter Coulon


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