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Puihardy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Puihardy in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 15 km from Puihardy

Visit Puihardy: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 15 km and Vouvant at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Puihardy, 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 Puihardy in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 15 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


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 21 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Niort guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Parthenay guide


at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Melle guide


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

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 49 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman,...

See Luçon cathedral guide

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

Map of places to visit near Puihardy


Markets in and near Puihardy

  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Benet: market Monday (18km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (23km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (26km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (26km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (28km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (37km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (38km)

More information about Puihardy, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Puihardy, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (18km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (28km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (50km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (24km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (36km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (44km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (34km)
  • Forêt de Benon (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (16km)
  • Zoodyssée (44km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (50km)

Geography and distances

Puihardy is in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Puihardy is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Puihardy

Canton: Coulonges-sur-l'Autize

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79160

Distance to Puihardy

from Niort (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 522 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 188 km

from Strasbourg: 662 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 Puihardy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardin, Beceleuf, Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, Fenioux, La Chapelle-Thireuil, Saint-Laurs, Saint-Maixent-de-Beugne and Xaintray.

This page in French: Visiter Puihardy

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