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Tourtenay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tourtenay in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Thouars at 10 km from Tourtenay

Visit Tourtenay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 10 km and Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tourtenay, 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 Tourtenay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Thouars

Thouars

at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 11 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

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

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 21 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
 
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Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 24 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 24 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 24 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 25 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chinon guide
Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

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

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

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

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tourtenay

 
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Markets in and near Tourtenay

  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (10km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (21km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (24km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (24km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (26km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (30km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (32km)

More information about Tourtenay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Tourtenay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (16km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (11km)
  • Loudun (16km)

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 (22km)
 
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Geography and distances

Tourtenay is in the western-centre of France at 83 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Tourtenay is 273 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tourtenay

Canton: Thouars 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79100

Distance to Tourtenay

from Niort (prefecture): 83 km

from Paris: 273 km

from Calais: 458 km

from Nice: 686 km

from Bordeaux: 247 km

from Strasbourg: 612 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 Tourtenay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antoigne, Berrie, Brion-Pres-Thouet, Curcay-sur-Dive, Louzy, Pouancay, Saint-Cyr-la-Lande, Saint-Leger-de-Montbrillais, Saint-Leger-de-Montbrun, Saint-Martin-de-Macon, Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay and Ternay.

This page in French: Visiter Tourtenay

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