Prailles tourism and travel guide

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Visit Prailles: highlights and tourist information

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Prailles 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 19 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Prailles is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 13 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Prailles

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)

More information about Prailles, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Prailles, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Prailles 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 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