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La Foret-sur-Sevre tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Foret-sur-Sevre in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Vouvant at 23 km from La Foret-sur-Sevre

Visit La Foret-sur-Sevre: highlights and tourist information

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La Foret-sur-Sevre is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 23 km and Parthenay at 34 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Foret-sur-Sevre, 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 Foret-sur-Sevre in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 38 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

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

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 45 km (direction south-east)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south)

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

See Coulon guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 50 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 51 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Niort guide


at 52 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


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

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the...

See Luçon cathedral guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Foret-sur-Sevre


Markets in and near La Foret-sur-Sevre

  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (19km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (28km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (34km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (36km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (37km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (40km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (41km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (43km)

More information about La Foret-sur-Sevre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Foret-sur-Sevre, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (24km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (38km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (28km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (36km)
  • La Guyonnière (38km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (25km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (29km)

Geography and distances

La Foret-sur-Sevre is in the western-centre of France at 51 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: La Foret-sur-Sevre is 323 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Foret-sur-Sevre

Canton: Cerizay

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79380

Distance to La Foret-sur-Sevre

from Niort (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 323 km

from Calais: 500 km

from Nice: 707 km

from Bordeaux: 215 km

from Strasbourg: 660 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 Foret-sur-Sevre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerizay, Menomblet, Moncoutant, Saint-Andre-sur-Sevre and Saint-Jouin-de-Milly.

This page in French: Visiter La Foret-sur-Sevre

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