Sidebar Menu

Trayes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Trayes in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Parthenay at 18 km from Trayes

Visit Trayes: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 18 km and Vouvant at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Trayes, 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 Trayes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Parthenay

Parthenay

at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
 
Advertisement
 
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 38 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Niort

Niort

at 40 km (direction south)

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

See Niort guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

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

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

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

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 55 km (direction 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
Marans

Marans

at 58 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 61 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee,...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide

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

Map of places to visit near Trayes

 
Advertisement
 

Markets in and near Trayes

  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (18km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (30km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (33km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (34km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (34km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (35km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (37km)
  • Benet: market Monday (37km)

Hotels near Trayes

More information about Trayes, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Trayes, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (56km)

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (42km)
  • Oiron Chateau (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (26km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (30km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (37km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (36km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (41km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (51km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (28km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (41km)
 
Advertisement
 

Geography and distances

Trayes is in the western-centre of France at 40 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Trayes is 321 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Trayes

Canton: Moncoutant

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79240

Distance to Trayes

from Niort (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 321 km

from Calais: 504 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 206 km

from Strasbourg: 651 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 Trayes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Clesse, Largeasse, Le Breuil-Bernard, Neuvy-Bouin, Pougne-Herisson, Pugny and Vernoux-en-Gatine.

This page in French: Visiter Trayes

Back To Top