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Etusson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Etusson in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Aubigne-sur-Layon at 22 km from Etusson

Visit Etusson: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 22 km and Thouars at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Etusson, 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 Etusson in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 22 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
 
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Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

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

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 45 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 46 km (direction south-east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of...

See Vouvant guide

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

Map of places to visit near Etusson

 
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Markets in and near Etusson

  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (6km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (21km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (23km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (27km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (27km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (28km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (30km)

More information about Etusson, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Etusson, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (30km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (17km)
  • Jardins du Pin (51km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (25km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Etusson is in the western-centre of France at 77 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Etusson is 296 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Etusson

Canton: Argenton-Château

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79150

Distance to Etusson

from Niort (prefecture): 77 km

from Paris: 296 km

from Calais: 470 km

from Nice: 710 km

from Bordeaux: 242 km

from Strasbourg: 641 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 Etusson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argenton-Chateau, Boesse and Saint-Maurice-la-Fougereuse.

This page in French: Visiter Etusson

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