Taize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Taize in Deux-Sevres

Visit Taize: highlights and tourist information

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Taize 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 72 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Taize is 283 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Taize

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

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


  • 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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (38km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (5km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (7km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (11km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (31km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (31km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (38km)
  • La Guyonnière (40km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (58km)

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)

Geography and distances

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

Taize 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 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