Parthenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Parthenay in Deux-Sevres

Visit Parthenay: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its importance iver the centuries

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Parthenay. For detailed visitor information see the Parthenay travel guide.

Parthenay 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 39 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Parthenay is 313 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Parthenay include "town of art and history" and "secteur sauvegarde".

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 32 km and Thouars at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Parthenay, 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 Parthenay 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 Parthenay

Markets in and near Parthenay

Market days in Parthenay: weekly market: Wednesday all day;

  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (0km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (19km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (22km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (26km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (31km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (32km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (32km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (33km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (34km)

More information about Parthenay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Parthenay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (48km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (25km)
  • Oiron Chateau (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (28km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (41km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (8km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (19km)
  • Laverré (50km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (59km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (41km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (61km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Parthenay

Canton: Parthenay

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79200

Distance to Parthenay

from Niort (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 313 km

from Calais: 503 km

from Nice: 674 km

from Bordeaux: 203 km

from Strasbourg: 637 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Adilly, Chatillon-sur-Thouet, La Chapelle-Bertrand, Le Tallud, Pompaire and Viennay.

This page in French: Visiter Parthenay