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Prailles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Prailles in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 12 km from Prailles

Visit Prailles: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 12 km and Melle at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Prailles, 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 Prailles in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 12 km (direction south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Melle guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 15 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
 
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Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 29 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 37 km (direction west-north-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
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 40 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

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

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

See Ruffec guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

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

It is the cluster of monuments in the park...

See Surgeres guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

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

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Tusson

Tusson

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

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

See Tusson guide

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Map of places to visit near Prailles

 
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Markets in and near Prailles

  • La Creche: market Sunday (8km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (9km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (10km)
  • Melle: market Friday (13km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (20km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (23km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Benet: market Monday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Prailles, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (25km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (34km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (47km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (12km)
  • La Guyonnière (28km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (41km)
  • Laverré (45km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (48km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (24km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (40km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (46km)
 
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Geography and distances

Prailles is in the western-centre of France at 19 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Prailles is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Prailles

Canton: Celles-sur-Belle

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79370

Distance to Prailles

from Niort (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 536 km

from Nice: 656 km

from Bordeaux: 167 km

from Strasbourg: 649 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 Prailles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigonnay, Beaussais, Fressines, La Couarde, La Creche, Mougon, Romans, Sainte-Neomaye, Souvigne, Thorigne and Vitre.

This page in French: Visiter Prailles

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