Vernoux-en-Gatine tourism and travel guide

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

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 20 km and Vouvant at 21 km.

Vernoux-en-Gatine, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 20 km (direction east)

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

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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 and an...

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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 watermill...

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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

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

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

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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 marshes of...

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at 35 km (direction south)

Niort is a picturesque large town with a donjon, a market hall and a...

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

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin...

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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 environment best explored...

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at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

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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 the town's leisure...

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

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

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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 of 12th century...

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

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral and public...

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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)

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