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Taize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Taize in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 9 km from Taize

Visit Taize: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 9 km and Thouars at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Taize, 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 Taize in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 9 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 23 km (direction west-north-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
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

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

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
 
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Parthenay

Parthenay

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

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

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

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

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

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

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

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chinon guide
Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Taize

 
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Markets in and near Taize

  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (10km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (11km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (24km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (27km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (32km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (33km)

More information about Taize, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Taize, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (18km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (18km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (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 (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Taize is in the western-centre of France at 72 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Taize is 283 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Taize

Canton: Thouars 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79100

Distance to Taize

from Niort (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 283 km

from Calais: 470 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 235 km

from Strasbourg: 616 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 Taize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brie, Irais, Misse, Oiron, Pas-de-Jeu, Saint-Generoux and Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes.

This page in French: Visiter Taize

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