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Moncoutant tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vouvant at 22 km from Moncoutant

Visit Moncoutant: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 22 km and Parthenay at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Moncoutant, 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 Moncoutant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Parthenay guide


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

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 40 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction south)

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

See Coulon guide


at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Niort guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 47 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


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

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 53 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

See Luçon cathedral guide

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

Map of places to visit near Moncoutant


Markets in and near Moncoutant

  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (26km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (27km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (31km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (33km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (36km)
  • Benet: market Monday (40km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (40km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (43km)

More information about Moncoutant, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Moncoutant, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (46km)
  • Sanxay (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (22km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (34km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (41km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (32km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (34km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (38km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (45km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (44km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (26km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (32km)

Geography and distances

Moncoutant is in the western-centre of France at 45 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Moncoutant is 323 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Moncoutant

Canton: Moncoutant

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79320

Distance to Moncoutant

from Niort (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 323 km

from Calais: 503 km

from Nice: 701 km

from Bordeaux: 210 km

from Strasbourg: 657 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 Moncoutant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chanteloup, La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne, La Foret-sur-Sevre, Le Breuil-Bernard, Moutiers-sous-Chantemerle, Pugny and Saint-Jouin-de-Milly.

This page in French: Visiter Moncoutant

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