Gournay-Loize tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gournay-Loize: highlights and tourist information

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Gournay-Loize 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 36 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Gournay-Loize is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 10 km and Ruffec at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!


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Map of places to visit near Gournay-Loize

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)

More information about Gournay-Loize, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Gournay-Loize, France

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)

Geography and distances

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

Gournay-Loize 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 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