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Gournay-Loize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gournay-Loize in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 10 km from Gournay-Loize

Visit Gournay-Loize: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 10 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Gournay-Loize, 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 Gournay-Loize in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle

Melle

at 10 km (direction north-west)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 11 km (direction north-west)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
 
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Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Niort

Niort

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 54 km (direction north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 56 km (direction west-north-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

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

Map of places to visit near Gournay-Loize

 
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Markets in and near Gournay-Loize

  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (5km)
  • Melle: market Friday (10km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (12km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (13km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (19km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (24km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (26km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)

Hotels near Gournay-Loize

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Tourist attractions near Gournay-Loize, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (36km)
  • Sanxay (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (35km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (52km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (54km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (10km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (26km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (29km)
  • Laverré (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (26km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Gournay-Loize is in the western-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Gournay-Loize is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gournay-Loize

Canton: Chef-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79110

Distance to Gournay-Loize

from Niort (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 351 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 638 km

from Bordeaux: 151 km

from Strasbourg: 647 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 Gournay-Loize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardilleux, Chef-Boutonne, Les Alleuds, Maisonnay, Melleran, Saint-Genard, Sompt and Tillou.

This page in French: Visiter Gournay-Loize

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