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Thenezay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thenezay in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 18 km from Thenezay

Visit Thenezay: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 18 km (direction ), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 31 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in...

See Futuroscope guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Thouars guide
 
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Poitiers

Poitiers

at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites,...

See Poitiers guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 42 km (direction south-west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 45 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th...

See Chatellerault guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 50 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 54 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 55 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide
Niort

Niort

at 55 km (direction south-west)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 60 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thenezay

 
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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

  • 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Thenezay is in the western-centre of France at 55 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Thenezay is 296 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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