Guesnes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Guesnes: highlights and tourist information

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Guesnes is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Guesnes is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 14 km and Chateau du Rivau at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Guesnes, 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 Guesnes 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 Vienne

Map of places to visit near Guesnes

Markets in and near Guesnes

  • Loudun: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (16km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (25km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (26km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (29km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (29km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (29km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (30km)

More information about Guesnes, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Guesnes, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (12km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (12km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (34km)
  • Chauvigny (53km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (23km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (31km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (23km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (31km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (45km)
  • Touffou (47km)
  • La Guyonnière (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (46km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Guesnes

Canton: Monts-sur-Guesnes

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86420

Distance to Guesnes

from Poitiers (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 465 km

from Nice: 660 km

from Bordeaux: 238 km

from Strasbourg: 596 km

Getting here

Guesnes is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Guesnes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angliers, Aulnay, Derce, La Chaussee, La Roche-Rigault, Monts-sur-Guesnes and Verrue.

This page in French: Visiter Guesnes