Louin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Louin in Deux-Sevres

Visit Louin: highlights and tourist information

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Louin 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 58 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Louin is 295 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 14 km and Parthenay at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Louin, 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 Louin in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Louin

Markets in and near Louin

  • Airvault: market Saturday (3km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (14km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (19km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (20km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (30km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (31km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)

More information about Louin, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Louin, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (30km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (30km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (37km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (9km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (12km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (54km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (58km)

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 (53km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (44km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (55km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Louin

Canton: Saint-Loup-Lamairé

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79600

Distance to Louin

from Niort (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 295 km

from Calais: 484 km

from Nice: 676 km

from Bordeaux: 221 km

from Strasbourg: 624 km

Getting here

Louin 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 Louin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airvault, Le Chillou, Saint-Loup-Lamaire and Tessonniere.

This page in French: Visiter Louin