Les Forges tourism and travel guide

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Visit Les Forges: highlights and tourist information

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Les Forges is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France at 41 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Les Forges is 313 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 20 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Les Forges, 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 Les Forges in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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Map of places to visit near Les Forges

Markets in and near Les Forges

  • Rouille: market Friday (15km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (19km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (20km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (20km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (21km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Les Forges, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Les Forges, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Les Forges.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (5km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (55km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (17km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (34km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (50km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (52km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (55km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (14km)
  • La Guyonnière (16km)
  • Laverré (30km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (36km)

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 (26km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (41km)
  • Zoodyssée (52km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Forges

Canton: Ménigoute

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79340

Distance to Les Forges

from Niort (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 313 km

from Calais: 509 km

from Nice: 654 km

from Bordeaux: 194 km

from Strasbourg: 626 km

Getting here

Les Forges is in the western-centre of France. 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 Les Forges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benassay, Curzay-sur-Vonne, Menigoute, Sanxay and Vasles.

This page in French: Visiter Les Forges