Thouars tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thouars in Deux-Sevres

Visit Thouars: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also see several medieval monuments

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Thouars. For detailed visitor information see the Thouars travel guide.

Thouars 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 75 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Thouars is 283 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Thouars include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontevraud Abbey at 30 km and Aubigne-sur-Layon at 32 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Thouars, 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 Thouars 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 Thouars

Markets in and near Thouars

Market days in Thouars: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday all day;

  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (0km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (18km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (18km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (24km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (32km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (32km)

More information about Thouars, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Thouars, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Thouars.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (23km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (18km)
  • Loudun (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (12km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (16km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (18km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (30km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (34km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (39km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (40km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (43km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)

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 (24km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Thouars

Canton: Thouars

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79100

Distance to Thouars

from Niort (prefecture): 75 km

from Paris: 283 km

from Calais: 467 km

from Nice: 689 km

from Bordeaux: 240 km

from Strasbourg: 621 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Louzy, Mauze-Thouarsais, Misse, Saint-Jacques-de-Thouars, Saint-Jean-de-Thouars, Sainte-Radegonde and Sainte-Verge.

This page in French: Visiter Thouars