Villiers-en-Plaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villiers-en-Plaine in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Coulon at 10 km from Villiers-en-Plaine

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Villiers-en-Plaine 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-Plaine in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Coulon at 10 km and Niort at 11 km.

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

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

Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Niort

Niort

at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

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Nieul-sur-l\'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 11 km (direction 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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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 13 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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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 14 km (direction east)

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

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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

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Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 22 km (direction west-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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Vouvant

Vouvant

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

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

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Parthenay

Parthenay

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Melle

Melle

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Marans

Marans

at 37 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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Surgeres

Surgeres

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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Lucon

Lucon

at 48 km (direction 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 Villiers-en-Plaine

  • Benet: market Monday (7km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (11km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (19km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (25km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (28km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (33km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (34km)
  • Melle: market Friday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Villiers-en-Plaine, France

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

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-Eulalie (Benet) (7km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (30km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (36km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (40km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (26km)
  • Forêt de Benon (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (20km)
  • Zoodyssée (31km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villiers-en-Plaine is in the western-centre of France at 11 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Villiers-en-Plaine is 348 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villiers-en-Plaine

Canton: Coulonges-sur-l'Autize

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79160

Distance to Villiers-en-Plaine

from Niort (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 348 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 175 km

from Strasbourg: 667 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-Plaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benet, Faye-sur-Ardin, Saint-Maxire, Saint-Pompain, Saint-Remy, Sciecq and Surin.

This page in French: Visiter Villiers-en-Plaine