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La Coudre tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Coudre in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Thouars at 20 km from La Coudre

Visit La Coudre: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 20 km and Aubigne-sur-Layon at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Coudre, 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 Coudre in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Thouars guide


at 30 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 35 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide


at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle,...

See Saumur guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 50 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee,...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 51 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-north-east), 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

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

Map of places to visit near La Coudre


Markets in and near La Coudre

  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (5km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (20km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (22km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (29km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (31km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (34km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (36km)

More information about La Coudre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Coudre, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (43km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (32km)
  • Loudun (43km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (22km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (48km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (30km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (35km)

Geography and distances

La Coudre is in the western-centre of France at 69 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: La Coudre is 299 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Coudre

Canton: Argenton-Château

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79150

Distance to La Coudre

from Niort (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 299 km

from Calais: 477 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 234 km

from Strasbourg: 640 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 Coudre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argenton-Chateau, Boesse, Le Breuil-sous-Argenton, Moutiers-sous-Argenton, Saint-Aubin-du-Plain, Saint-Clementin, Sanzay and Voultegon.

This page in French: Visiter La Coudre

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