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Taize tourism and travel guide

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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

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 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)

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

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