Gourge tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Parthenay at 11 km from Gourge

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Gourge 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 Gourge in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 11 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 21 km.

Gourge, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 21 km (direction north-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 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


Theme Park at 41 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the 12th century...

See Poitiers guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 45 km (direction east-south-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


Most Beautiful Village at 49 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


at 50 km (direction south-west)

Niort is a picturesque large town with a donjon, a market hall and a...

See Niort guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction south-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin...

See Coulon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 56 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau de Rivau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide


at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home to the...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide

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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

What to do at Gourge? 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

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

Gourge is in the western-centre of France at 50 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Gourge is 302 kilometres from Paris).

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

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