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Pioussay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pioussay in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Ruffec at 14 km from Pioussay

Visit Pioussay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 14 km and Tusson at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pioussay, 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 Pioussay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Ruffec

Ruffec

at 14 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is...

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 16 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente...

See Tusson guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Melle

Melle

at 21 km (direction north-west)

The town of Melle is best known for its...

See Melle guide
 
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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 21 km (direction north-west)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and...

See Bayers guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 46 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with...

See Angouleme guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along...

See Jarnac guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll...

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Niort

Niort

at 47 km (direction west-north-west)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town,...

See Niort guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll...

See Saint-Simon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pioussay

 
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Markets in and near Pioussay

  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (8km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (9km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (18km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (20km)
  • Melle: market Friday (21km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (29km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (34km)

Hotels near Pioussay

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Tourist attractions near Pioussay, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (22km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (26km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (41km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (45km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (16km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (20km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (21km)
  • Laverré (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (28km)
  • Zoodyssée (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pioussay is in the western-centre of France at 47 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Pioussay is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pioussay

Canton: Chef-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79110

Distance to Pioussay

from Niort (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 628 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 645 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 Pioussay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardilleux, Bouin, Empure, Hanc, La Foret-de-Tesse, La Magdeleine, Lorigne, Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie and Theil-Rabier.

This page in French: Visiter Pioussay

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