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Visit Thenezay: highlights and tourist information

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Thenezay 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 55 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Thenezay is 296 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 18 km and Parthenay at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Thenezay, 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 Thenezay 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 Thenezay


Markets in and near Thenezay

Market days in Thenezay: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Thenezay: market Sunday (0km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (14km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (17km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (19km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (30km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (31km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (32km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Thenezay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Thenezay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (34km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (25km)
  • Oiron Chateau (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (14km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (59km)

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 (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Thenezay

Canton: Thénezay

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79390

Distance to Thenezay

from Niort (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 296 km

from Calais: 490 km

from Nice: 662 km

from Bordeaux: 214 km

from Strasbourg: 618 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cherves, Craon, Doux, Oroux and Pressigny.

This page in French: Visiter Thenezay

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