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La Couarde tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 10 km from La Couarde

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Visit La Couarde: highlights and tourist information

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La Couarde 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 23 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: La Couarde is 339 kilometres from Paris).

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

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La Couarde, 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 La Couarde 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 Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near La Couarde

Markets in and near La Couarde

  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (6km)
  • Melle: market Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (12km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (19km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (21km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (24km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (28km)

More information about La Couarde, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Couarde, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (23km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (40km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (44km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (45km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (49km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (11km)
  • La Guyonnière (29km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (40km)
  • Laverré (40km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (46km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (27km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: La Couarde

Canton: Mothe-Saint-Héray

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79800

Distance to La Couarde

from Niort (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 339 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 652 km

from Bordeaux: 168 km

from Strasbourg: 645 km

Getting here

La Couarde 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 La Couarde from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaussais, Exoudun, La Mothe-Saint-Heray, Prailles, Romans, Sepvret and Vitre.

This page in French: Visiter La Couarde

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