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Vernoux-en-Gatine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vernoux-en-Gatine in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Parthenay at 20 km from Vernoux-en-Gatine

Visit Vernoux-en-Gatine: highlights and tourist information

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Vernoux-en-Gatine is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 20 km and Vouvant at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Vernoux-en-Gatine, 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 Vernoux-en-Gatine in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Parthenay

Parthenay

at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 27 km (direction south-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
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
 
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Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 29 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Niort

Niort

at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Niort guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 38 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
Thouars

Thouars

at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Marans

Marans

at 52 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 53 km (direction south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for...

See Lucon guide

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Map of places to visit near Vernoux-en-Gatine

 
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Markets in and near Vernoux-en-Gatine

  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (20km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Benet: market Monday (30km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (34km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (34km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (35km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (36km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Vernoux-en-Gatine, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (42km)
  • Oiron Chateau (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (21km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (34km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (40km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (39km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (39km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (23km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vernoux-en-Gatine is in the western-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Vernoux-en-Gatine is 327 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernoux-en-Gatine

Canton: Secondigny

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79240

Distance to Vernoux-en-Gatine

from Niort (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 327 km

from Calais: 510 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 200 km

from Strasbourg: 656 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 Vernoux-en-Gatine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne, Le Beugnon, Neuvy-Bouin, Scille and Trayes.

This page in French: Visiter Vernoux-en-Gatine

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