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Pouffonds tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pouffonds in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 3 km from Pouffonds

Visit Pouffonds: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 3 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pouffonds, 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 Pouffonds in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle

Melle

at 3 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Niort

Niort

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
 
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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Parthenay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pouffonds

 
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Markets in and near Pouffonds

  • Melle: market Friday (3km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (11km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (17km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (18km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (21km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (24km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (27km)

More information about Pouffonds, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pouffonds, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (33km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (32km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (40km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (44km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (51km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (3km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (33km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (35km)
  • La Guyonnière (42km)
  • Laverré (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (23km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pouffonds is in the western-centre of France at 30 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Pouffonds is 348 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pouffonds

Canton: Melle

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79500

Distance to Pouffonds

from Niort (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 348 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 644 km

from Bordeaux: 156 km

from Strasbourg: 648 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 Pouffonds from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chail, Maisonnay, Mazieres-sur-Beronne, Melle, Paizay-le-Tort, Saint-Genard, Saint-Leger-de-la-Martiniere, Saint-Martin-les-Melle, Saint-Romans-les-Melle, Saint-Vincent-la-Chatre and Sompt.

This page in French: Visiter Pouffonds

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