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Guesnes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Guesnes in Vienne

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 14 km from Guesnes

Visit Guesnes: highlights and tourist information

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Guesnes is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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

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!

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 14 km (direction west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 29 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to...

See Tavant guide
 
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Thouars

Thouars

at 29 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 31 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

See Chinon guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th...

See Chatellerault guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France',...

See Montsoreau guide
Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Guesnes

 
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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

What to do at Guesnes? 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

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Guesnes is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Guesnes is 270 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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