Villiers-en-Bois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villiers-en-Bois in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Niort at 20 km from Villiers-en-Bois

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Villiers-en-Bois 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 Villiers-en-Bois in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Niort at 20 km and Melle at 22 km.

Villiers-en-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 22 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 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 22 km (direction 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 24 km (direction 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 24 km (direction south-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 27 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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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 30 km (direction west)

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

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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction 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 36 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien also has...

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at 37 km (direction 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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at 44 km (direction east-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 47 km (direction north-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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at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to explore and...

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Markets in and near Villiers-en-Bois

  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (15km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (15km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Melle: market Friday (22km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (26km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (27km)
  • Benet: market Monday (28km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (32km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Villiers-en-Bois, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (36km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (42km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (22km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (44km)
  • La Roche Courbon (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (29km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (1km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (48km)

Geography and distances

Villiers-en-Bois is in the western-centre of France at 20 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Villiers-en-Bois is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villiers-en-Bois

Canton: Brioux-sur-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79360

Distance to Villiers-en-Bois

from Niort (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 662 km

from Bordeaux: 146 km

from Strasbourg: 671 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 Villiers-en-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvoir-sur-Niort, Boisserolles, Chize, Les Fosses, Marigny and Prisse-la-Charriere.

This page in French: Visiter Villiers-en-Bois