Geay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Thouars at 14 km from Geay

Visit Geay: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 14 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 24 km.

Geay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 24 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the town's leisure...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 38 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 and summer...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

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

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

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

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

See Saumur guide


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

Cholet is a pleasant town in the Maine et Loire department....

See Cholet guide


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

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

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you can see...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

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

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide

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Markets in and near Geay

  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (14km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (15km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (16km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (27km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (33km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (35km)

More information about Geay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Geay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (31km)
  • Loudun (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (35km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (35km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (34km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (52km)

Geography and distances

Geay is in the western-centre of France at 63 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Geay is 297 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Geay

Canton: Saint-Varent

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79330

Distance to Geay

from Niort (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 297 km

from Calais: 480 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 228 km

from Strasbourg: 633 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 Geay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boussais, Coulonges-Thouarsais, Faye-l'Abbesse, Glenay, La Chapelle-Gaudin, Luche-Thouarsais, Pierrefitte and Sainte-Gemme.

This page in French: Visiter Geay