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Pressigny tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pressigny in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 16 km from Pressigny

Visit Pressigny: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 16 km and Parthenay at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Pressigny, 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 Pressigny in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 16 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Thouars guide


Theme Park at 36 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 42 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 43 km (direction south-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 49 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th...

See Chatellerault guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 50 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region,...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 53 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 55 km (direction south-west)

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

See Niort guide


at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

See Chinon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pressigny


Markets in and near Pressigny

  • Thenezay: market Sunday (6km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (9km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (16km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (23km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (27km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (36km)

More information about Pressigny, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pressigny, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (32km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (23km)
  • Sanxay (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (32km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (10km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (56km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (58km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (45km)

Geography and distances

Pressigny is in the western-centre of France at 55 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Pressigny is 297 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pressigny

Canton: Thénezay

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79390

Distance to Pressigny

from Niort (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 297 km

from Calais: 488 km

from Nice: 668 km

from Bordeaux: 216 km

from Strasbourg: 621 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 Pressigny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assais-les-Jumeaux, Aubigny, Gourge, Le Chillou, Lhoumois, Saint-Loup-Lamaire and Thenezay.

This page in French: Visiter Pressigny

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