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Saint-Coutant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Coutant in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 10 km from Saint-Coutant

Visit Saint-Coutant: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 10 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Coutant, 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 Saint-Coutant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle

Melle

at 10 km (direction west)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
 
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Tusson

Tusson

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Niort guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 46 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

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

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

See Poitiers guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Parthenay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Coutant

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Coutant

  • Lezay: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Melle: market Friday (10km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (14km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (14km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (14km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (16km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (19km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (22km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (25km)

Hotels near Saint-Coutant

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Coutant, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (30km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (28km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (32km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (38km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (42km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (10km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (31km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (33km)
  • Laverré (36km)
  • La Guyonnière (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (30km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (23km)
  • Zoodyssée (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Coutant is in the western-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Coutant is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Coutant

Canton: Lezay

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79120

Distance to Saint-Coutant

from Niort (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 638 km

from Bordeaux: 161 km

from Strasbourg: 640 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 Saint-Coutant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Clussais-la-Pommeraie, Lezay, Maisonnay, Pers, Saint-Vincent-la-Chatre and Sainte-Soline.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Coutant

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