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Pougne-Herisson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pougne-Herisson in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Parthenay at 12 km from Pougne-Herisson

Visit Pougne-Herisson: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 12 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pougne-Herisson, 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 Pougne-Herisson in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide


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

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Niort guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Thouars guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

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

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

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

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 52 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 53 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Melle guide


at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the...

See Marans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pougne-Herisson


Markets in and near Pougne-Herisson

  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (12km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (27km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (31km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (34km)
  • Benet: market Monday (36km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (36km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (38km)

More information about Pougne-Herisson, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pougne-Herisson, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (54km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (35km)
  • Oiron Chateau (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (32km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (34km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (16km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (30km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (52km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (31km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (48km)

Geography and distances

Pougne-Herisson is in the western-centre of France at 38 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Pougne-Herisson is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pougne-Herisson

Canton: Secondigny

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79130

Distance to Pougne-Herisson

from Niort (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 505 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 203 km

from Strasbourg: 647 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 Pougne-Herisson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Azay-sur-Thouet, Fenery, Neuvy-Bouin, Saint-Aubin-le-Cloud, Secondigny and Trayes.

This page in French: Visiter Pougne-Herisson

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