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Thorigne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thorigne in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 11 km from Thorigne

Visit Thorigne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 11 km and Melle at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thorigne, 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 Thorigne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Melle is best known for its three...

See Melle guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 16 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
 
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Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 27 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 38 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 39 km (direction west)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park...

See Surgeres guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade...

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente...

See Tusson guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 47 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thorigne

 
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Markets in and near Thorigne

  • La Creche: market Sunday (9km)
  • Melle: market Friday (11km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (13km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (14km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (16km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (17km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (25km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (27km)
  • Benet: market Monday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Thorigne, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (30km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (33km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (11km)
  • La Guyonnière (32km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (45km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (47km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (42km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (20km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (42km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Thorigne is in the western-centre of France at 16 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Thorigne is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thorigne

Canton: Celles-sur-Belle

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79370

Distance to Thorigne

from Niort (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 541 km

from Nice: 657 km

from Bordeaux: 164 km

from Strasbourg: 653 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 Thorigne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigonnay, Celles-sur-Belle, Fressines, Mougon, Prailles, Sainte-Blandine and Vitre.

This page in French: Visiter Thorigne

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