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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Couhé - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

The common Couhé is located southwest of the department of Vienne, 30km from Poitiers, 45 km from the Futuroscope, near Deux-Sèvres and Charente, Poitou threshold.

Its history: Origin of present name, the Latin toponym Colnacio drift may be the name of a landowner. From 11th to 14th century, wrote Cohec, Coec sometimes Coyhet then Couhé the mid 14th century.

Adding "Vérac" appears in the 17th century, when the old barony became Marquessate.

Most houses were built of timber, timbered, and had the first floor overhang.

Located on the Paris-Bordeaux, this little town came into prominence during the organization of the post by Louis 11th in 1742 and 1743.

Travel accommodation was the main industry in the 19th century, there were up to 40 hostels ...

Its monuments charged with a rich history are all visible: the Lusignan castle built in 1020 (now private college), its halls of 1580, the medieval house of 15th century church, the abbey of Valencia from the 13th century, narrow streets with evocative names ...

Its traditions Couhé was made famous by his fair May 1 in the halls, which are found artisans, farmers, cheesemakers, bakers ...

The food: the stuffed Poitevin, the ground of Poitou, the lumas (snails), cheese cake, the Chabichou (goat cheese).

Geographical information

Latitude46.2988420 (N 46° 17’ 56”)
Longitude0.1810050 (E 0° 10’ 52”)
AltitudeFrom 107m to 153m
Surface area9.11 km²
Population1889 inhabitants
Density207 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePoitiers (36 km, 33 min)
Insee code86082
IntercommunalityCC de la Région de Couhé

Nearest cities & towns

Châtillon3.8 km (10 min)
Vaux3.8 km (7 min)
Ceaux-en-Couhé5.4 km (9 min)
Rom5.9 km (9 min)
Payré7.9 km (11 min)
Brux8.6 km (10 min)
Messé8.7 km (12 min)
Voulon9.8 km (14 min)
Anché9.9 km (13 min)
Vançais10.8 km (15 min)
Chaunay11.1 km (11 min)
Romagne11.1 km (14 min)
Saint-Sauvant13.1 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities


Abbey Valencia (thirteenth century)
Abbey Valencia (thirteenth century)
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The Castle of Lusignan
The Castle of Lusignan
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The medieval house
The medieval house
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Fair May 1
Fair May 1
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Friday 9 october
Min. 6°C - Max. 15°C
Saturday 10 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 17°C
Sunday 11 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 17°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Spider trail in the trees
Sports sensations8 € to 20 € Taizé-Aizie (27 km)
Inquiry Game Agent R
Entertainment10 € to 12 € Poitiers (33 km)
Futuroscope Day Pass
Entertainment42 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (43 km)
Futuroscope 2-day Pass
Entertainment79 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (43 km)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (43 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals