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Thouars tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 19 km and Fontevraud Abbey at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 18 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 19 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
 
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Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the...

See Saumur guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France',...

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive...

See Chinon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 43 km (direction east-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 Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

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

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in...

See Chateau de Brissac guide

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Map of places to visit near Thouars

 
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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

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

Aquarium

  • 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

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 in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Thouars is in the western-centre of France at 75 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Thouars is 283 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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