La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vouvant at 19 km from La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne

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La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne 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 La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 19 km and Parthenay at 25 km.

La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

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at 25 km (direction east)

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

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at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

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at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south)

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

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at 41 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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at 43 km (direction north-east)

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

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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 43 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

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

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

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Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

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

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

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

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

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Markets in and near La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne

  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (30km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (30km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (35km)
  • Benet: market Monday (35km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (37km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (41km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (41km)

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Tourist attractions near La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (48km)
  • Oiron Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (19km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (37km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (41km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (29km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (36km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (44km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (47km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (23km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (35km)

Geography and distances

La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne is in the western-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne

Canton: Moncoutant

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79240

Distance to La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne

from Niort (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 507 km

from Nice: 698 km

from Bordeaux: 205 km

from Strasbourg: 658 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 La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Largeasse, Le Breuil-Bernard, Moncoutant, Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle, Pugny, Saint-Paul-en-Gatine and Vernoux-en-Gatine.

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