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La Rochenard tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Marais Poitevin at 11 km from La Rochenard

Visit La Rochenard: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Marais Poitevin at 11 km and Coulon at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Rochenard, 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 Rochenard in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 11 km (direction ), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction )

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

See Coulon guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Niort guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in...

See Surgeres guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 25 km (direction north-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
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section...

See Marans guide


at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Melle guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River,...

See Saint-Savinien guide


Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy beach and...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Rochenard


Markets in and near La Rochenard

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (16km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (17km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Benet: market Monday (18km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (28km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (28km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (29km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (33km)

More information about La Rochenard, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Rochenard, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (55km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (22km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (34km)
  • La Roche Courbon (45km)
  • La Guyonnière (49km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (51km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (15km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (21km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (16km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (36km)

Geography and distances

La Rochenard is in the western-centre of France at 16 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: La Rochenard is 368 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Rochenard

Canton: Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79270

Distance to La Rochenard

from Niort (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 368 km

from Calais: 557 km

from Nice: 677 km

from Bordeaux: 152 km

from Strasbourg: 680 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 Rochenard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Epannes, Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan, La Foye-Monjault, Le Bourdet, Prin-Deyrancon, Usseau and Vallans.

This page in French: Visiter La Rochenard

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