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Tessonniere tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tessonniere: highlights and tourist information

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Tessonniere 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 58 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Tessonniere is 296 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 16 km and Thouars at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tessonniere, 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 Tessonniere 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 Tessonniere


Markets in and near Tessonniere

  • Airvault: market Saturday (4km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (16km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (19km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (19km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (28km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (33km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (35km)

More information about Tessonniere, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Tessonniere, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (30km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (30km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (36km)

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 d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (43km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (54km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Tessonniere

Canton: Saint-Loup-Lamairé

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79600

Distance to Tessonniere

from Niort (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 296 km

from Calais: 484 km

from Nice: 678 km

from Bordeaux: 222 km

from Strasbourg: 626 km

Getting here

Tessonniere 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 Tessonniere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Airvault, Availles-Thouarsais, Boussais, Glenay, Le Chillou, Louin, Maisontiers and Saint-Loup-Lamaire.

This page in French: Visiter Tessonniere

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