Saint-Jean-de-Thouars tourism and travel guide

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

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Saint-Jean-de-Thouars is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Jean-de-Thouars in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 1 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 17 km.

Saint-Jean-de-Thouars, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 1 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Thouars guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 17 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 19 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

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at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

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at 34 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

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Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

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at 36 km (direction south)

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

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Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-Thouars

  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (2km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (17km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (19km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (26km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (31km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (34km)

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

What to do at Saint-Jean-de-Thouars? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Jean-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 (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

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 (26km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-de-Thouars is in the western-centre of France at 74 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-Thouars is 284 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-Thouars

Canton: Thouars 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79100

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-Thouars

from Niort (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 284 km

from Calais: 468 km

from Nice: 688 km

from Bordeaux: 238 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 Saint-Jean-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-Jacques-de-Thouars, Sainte-Radegonde, Sainte-Verge and Thouars.

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