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La Couarde tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Couarde in Deux-Sevres

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

Visit La Couarde: highlights and tourist information

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La Couarde is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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

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!

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 10 km (direction south)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 11 km (direction south)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 23 km (direction west)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town,...

See Niort guide
 
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Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 34 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade...

See Ruffec guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 45 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 46 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

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

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting...

See Poitiers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near La Couarde

 
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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

La Couarde is in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: La Couarde is 339 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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