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Glenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Glenay in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Thouars at 13 km from Glenay

Visit Glenay: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Thouars

Thouars

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 18 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 31 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
 
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Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 42 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
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 43 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
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 46 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
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 46 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
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 46 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
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Saumur

Saumur

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...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 50 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
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide

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

Map of places to visit near Glenay

 
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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)

Hotels near Glenay

More information about Glenay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Glenay, France

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

Aquarium

  • 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

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Glenay is in the western-centre of France at 61 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Glenay is 295 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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