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Messeme tourism and travel guide

Photo of Messeme in Vienne

Photo is of Chateau du Rivau at 15 km from Messeme

Visit Messeme: highlights and tourist information

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Messeme is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Rivau at 15 km and Chateau de Chinon at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Messeme, 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 Messeme in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 15 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se...

See Tavant guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive...

See Chinon guide
 
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Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 21 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 30 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with...

See Chateau de Saumur guide

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Map of places to visit near Messeme

 
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Markets in and near Messeme

  • Loudun: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (11km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (19km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (22km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (24km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (30km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (32km)

More information about Messeme, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Messeme, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (7km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (7km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (28km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Cyr-sur-Loire (57km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (41km)
 
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Geography and distances

Messeme is in the west of France at 49 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Messeme is 261 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Messeme

Canton: Loudun

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86200

Distance to Messeme

from Poitiers (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 261 km

from Calais: 455 km

from Nice: 665 km

from Bordeaux: 249 km

from Strasbourg: 592 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Messeme from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Basses, Ceaux-en-Loudun, La Roche-Rigault, Maulay and Sammarcolles.

This page in French: Visiter Messeme

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