Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars 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 74 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars is 284 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 1 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars, 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-Jacques-de-Thouars 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 Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars

Markets in and near Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars

  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (1km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (17km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (18km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (25km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (31km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (34km)

More information about Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (23km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (19km)
  • Loudun (24km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (11km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (16km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (17km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (31km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (35km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (25km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars

Canton: Thouars 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79100

Distance to Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars

from Niort (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 284 km

from Calais: 468 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 239 km

from Strasbourg: 622 km

Getting here

Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars 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 Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Louzy, Luzay, Mauze-Thouarsais, Misse, Saint-Jean-de-Thouars, Sainte-Radegonde, Sainte-Verge and Thouars.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars