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Le Chillou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Chillou in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Parthenay at 16 km from Le Chillou

Visit Le Chillou: highlights and tourist information

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Le Chillou is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 16 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Chillou, 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 Le Chillou in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Thouars guide


Theme Park at 40 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 41 km (direction east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 49 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

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

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

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

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


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

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

See Montsoreau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 52 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Chillou


Markets in and near Le Chillou

  • Airvault: market Saturday (7km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (10km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (16km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (25km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (27km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (34km)

More information about Le Chillou, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Le Chillou, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (32km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (21km)
  • Sanxay (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (32km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (41km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (13km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (51km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

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 (48km)

Geography and distances

Le Chillou is in the western-centre of France at 55 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Le Chillou is 298 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Chillou

Canton: Saint-Loup-Lamairé

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79600

Distance to Le Chillou

from Niort (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 298 km

from Calais: 488 km

from Nice: 672 km

from Bordeaux: 217 km

from Strasbourg: 624 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 Le Chillou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubigny, Gourge, Louin, Pressigny, Saint-Loup-Lamaire and Tessonniere.

This page in French: Visiter Le Chillou

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