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Doux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 16 km from Doux

Visit Doux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 16 km and Parthenay at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Doux, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Doux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 16 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide


Theme Park at 28 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide


at 32 km (direction north-west)

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you...

See Thouars guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 46 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 47 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide


at 52 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop...

See Chauvigny guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near Doux


Markets in and near Doux

  • Thenezay: market Sunday (4km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (15km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (16km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (23km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (27km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (29km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (32km)

More information about Doux, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Doux, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (31km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (25km)
  • Sanxay (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (31km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (15km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (39km)

Geography and distances

Doux is in the western-centre of France at 59 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Doux is 293 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Doux

Canton: Thénezay

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79390

Distance to Doux

from Niort (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 293 km

from Calais: 487 km

from Nice: 660 km

from Bordeaux: 216 km

from Strasbourg: 614 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 Doux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assais-les-Jumeaux, Cherves, Craon, Maisonneuve, Massognes, Mazeuil, Thenezay and Vouzailles.

This page in French: Visiter Doux

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