Genneton tourism and travel guide

Photo of Genneton in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Aubigne-sur-Layon at 18 km from Genneton

Visit Genneton: highlights and tourist information

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Genneton 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 Genneton in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 18 km and Thouars at 18 km.

Genneton, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 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


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 22 km (direction east-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
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more than 200...

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 34 km (direction west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Cholet guide


at 35 km (direction east-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
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 35 km (direction east-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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Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction east-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


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-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 42 km (direction east-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 42 km (direction east-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


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

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many other interesting...

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious architecture with...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide

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Map of places to visit near Genneton


Markets in and near Genneton

  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (8km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (18km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (19km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (29km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (29km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Genneton, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (23km)
  • Loudun (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (24km)
  • Jardins du Pin (52km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (18km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (42km)

Geography and distances

Genneton is in the western-centre of France at 81 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Genneton is 288 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genneton

Canton: Argenton-Château

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79150

Distance to Genneton

from Niort (prefecture): 81 km

from Paris: 288 km

from Calais: 464 km

from Nice: 707 km

from Bordeaux: 247 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 Genneton from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerqueux-sous-Passavant, Cersay, Clere-sur-Layon, Passavant-sur-Layon and Ulcot.

This page in French: Visiter Genneton