Glenay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Glenay: highlights and tourist information

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Glenay is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France at 61 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Glenay is 295 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 13 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Glenay, 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 Glenay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Glenay

Markets in and near Glenay

  • Airvault: market Saturday (10km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (14km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (21km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (23km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (24km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (37km)

More information about Glenay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Glenay, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Glenay.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (30km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (49km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (9km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (9km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (15km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (43km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (29km)
  • La Guyonnière (32km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (41km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (51km)

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 (37km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (54km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Glenay

Canton: Saint-Varent

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79330

Distance to Glenay

from Niort (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 295 km

from Calais: 480 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 226 km

from Strasbourg: 628 km

Getting here

Glenay is in the western-centre of France. 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 Glenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boussais, Geay, Pierrefitte, Saint-Varent, Sainte-Gemme and Tessonniere.

This page in French: Visiter Glenay