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Faye-l'Abbesse tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Thouars at 19 km from Faye-l'Abbesse

Visit Faye-l'Abbesse: highlights and tourist information

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Faye-l'Abbesse is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 19 km and Parthenay at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Faye-l'Abbesse, 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 Faye-l'Abbesse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 26 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-west), 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
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 46 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux 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


at 52 km (direction south-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
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 52 km (direction north-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


at 52 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Saumur guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide


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

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide

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

Map of places to visit near Faye-l'Abbesse


Markets in and near Faye-l'Abbesse

  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (17km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (19km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (20km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (22km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (28km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (32km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (39km)

Hotels near Faye-l'Abbesse

More information about Faye-l'Abbesse, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Faye-l'Abbesse, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (30km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (33km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (40km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (44km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (46km)

Geography and distances

Faye-l'Abbesse is in the western-centre of France at 57 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Faye-l'Abbesse is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Faye-l'Abbesse

Canton: Bressuire

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79350

Distance to Faye-l'Abbesse

from Niort (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 486 km

from Nice: 690 km

from Bordeaux: 222 km

from Strasbourg: 636 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 Faye-l'Abbesse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chiche, Geay and Pierrefitte.

This page in French: Visiter Faye-l'Abbesse

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