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Exireuil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Exireuil in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Chateau de Cherveux at 13 km from Exireuil

Visit Exireuil: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 13 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Exireuil, 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 Exireuil in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Niort guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Parthenay guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Melle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 35 km (direction west-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 37 km (direction 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
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 42 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Poitiers guide


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

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

See Vouvant guide


at 47 km (direction 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 47 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


Theme Park at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Futuroscope guide

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

Map of places to visit near Exireuil


Markets in and near Exireuil

  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (3km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (10km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (11km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (18km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (24km)
  • Melle: market Friday (24km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (24km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Benet: market Monday (32km)

More information about Exireuil, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Exireuil, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (16km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (33km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (42km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (49km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (16km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (24km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (29km)
  • Laverré (41km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (35km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (36km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (43km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (43km)

Geography and distances

Exireuil is in the western-centre of France at 24 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Exireuil is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Exireuil

Canton: Saint-Maixent-l'École 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79400

Distance to Exireuil

from Niort (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 660 km

from Bordeaux: 180 km

from Strasbourg: 642 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 Exireuil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Nanteuil, Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole, Saint-Martin-de-Saint-Maixent, Sainte-Eanne and Saivres.

This page in French: Visiter Exireuil

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