Gourge tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gourge: highlights and tourist information

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Gourge 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 50 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Gourge is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 11 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gourge, 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 Gourge 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 Gourge

Markets in and near Gourge

  • Thenezay: market Sunday (11km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (11km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (11km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (27km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (28km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (36km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (36km)

More information about Gourge, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Gourge, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (37km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (26km)
  • Sanxay (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (37km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (17km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (51km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (59km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (15km)
  • La Guyonnière (18km)
  • Laverré (50km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (54km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (47km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (50km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gourge

Canton: Saint-Loup-Lamairé

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79200

Distance to Gourge

from Niort (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 492 km

from Nice: 672 km

from Bordeaux: 213 km

from Strasbourg: 627 km

Getting here

Gourge 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 Gourge from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubigny, La Peyratte, Lageon, Le Chillou, Lhoumois, Oroux, Pressigny and Viennay.

This page in French: Visiter Gourge