Pougne-Herisson tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pougne-Herisson: highlights and tourist information

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Pougne-Herisson 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 38 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Pougne-Herisson is 319 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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

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

Pougne-Herisson 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 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