Vernoux-sur-Boutonne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vernoux-sur-Boutonne in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 11 km from Vernoux-sur-Boutonne

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Vernoux-sur-Boutonne 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-sur-Boutonne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 11 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 11 km.

Vernoux-sur-Boutonne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style churches, built...

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 11 km (direction north-east)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

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at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 31 km (direction west-north-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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Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the abbey church...

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at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

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at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

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at 39 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre of Surgeres...

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at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Charente River...

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at 44 km (direction west-north-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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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 45 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

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at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are several other...

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Markets in and near Vernoux-sur-Boutonne

  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (3km)
  • Melle: market Friday (11km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (17km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (23km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (24km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (25km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (27km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Vernoux-sur-Boutonne, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (42km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (44km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (45km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (11km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (35km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (43km)
  • Laverré (55km)
  • La Roche Courbon (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (41km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (47km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (49km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (12km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (42km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (55km)

Geography and distances

Vernoux-sur-Boutonne is in the western-centre of France at 25 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Vernoux-sur-Boutonne is 358 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernoux-sur-Boutonne

Canton: Brioux-sur-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79170

Distance to Vernoux-sur-Boutonne

from Niort (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 358 km

from Calais: 554 km

from Nice: 651 km

from Bordeaux: 149 km

from Strasbourg: 659 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-sur-Boutonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brieuil-sur-Chize, Brioux-sur-Boutonne, Juille, Mazieres-sur-Beronne, Perigne, Saint-Romans-les-Melle, Secondigne-sur-Belle, Seligne and Villefollet.

This page in French: Visiter Vernoux-sur-Boutonne