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Parthenay

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres

Parthenay - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres
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Parthenay celebrated in 2012 its " thousand years " !

The specialty of the city : beef called " Parthenaise ".

Wednesday morning held the cattle market, selling oxen, cows, sheep... Formerly the center of Parthenay, since the Middle Ages, this market is now on the outskirts of the city.

Geographical information

MunicipalityParthenay
Postcode79200
Tourism label
Latitude46.6488250 (N 46° 38’ 56”)
Longitude-0.2514410 (W 0° 15’ 5”)
AltitudeFrom 114m to 184m
Surface area11.38 km²
Population10903 inhabitants
Density958 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNiort (44 km, 46 min)
Insee code79202
IntercommunalityCC de Parthenay-Gâtine
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
RegionPoitou-Charentes

Nearest cities & towns

Châtillon-sur-Thouet3 km (8 min)
Le Tallud4.3 km (9 min)
Pompaire5 km (7 min)
Viennay5.8 km (9 min)
La Chapelle-Bertrand8 km (12 min)
Beaulieu-sous-Parthenay9.3 km (13 min)
Adilly9.4 km (12 min)
Azay-sur-Thouet9.8 km (14 min)
La Peyratte10.6 km (13 min)
Lageon10.7 km (13 min)
Saint-Pardoux10.8 km (13 min)
Saurais11.5 km (16 min)
Saint-Aubin-le-Cloud12 km (16 min)
Vouhé12.2 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Photos

Bridge and Porte Saint- Jacques
Bridge and Porte Saint- Jacques
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North end of the citadel
North end of the citadel
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Saint- Jacques Bridge and the Tower of the Powder
Saint- Jacques Bridge and the Tower of the Powder
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Remparts
Remparts
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Holy Cross Hospital and church
Holy Cross Hospital and church
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Porte Saint- Jacques
Porte Saint- Jacques
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Medieval Garden
Medieval Garden
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South gate of the said citadel Gate of clock
South gate of the said citadel Gate of clock
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New Bridge over the Thouet
New Bridge over the Thouet
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Pont, Porte Saint- Jacques and rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
Pont, Porte Saint- Jacques and rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
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rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
rue de la Vau Saint- Jacques
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House corbelled rue Vau Saint- Jacques, former inn San Nicolas
House corbelled rue Vau Saint- Jacques, former inn San Nicolas
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rue the Vau Saint- Jacques, climb to the St. Lawrence Church
rue the Vau Saint- Jacques, climb to the St. Lawrence Church
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Saint Peter's Church
Saint Peter's Church
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in Ferolle home, coussiège carved a small animal
in Ferolle home, coussiège carved a small animal
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At the crossroads street Vau Saint- Jacques and rue du Chateau
At the crossroads street Vau Saint- Jacques and rue du Chateau
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medieval Garden in the snow
medieval Garden in the snow
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Castle Ruins
Castle Ruins
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the top of the Saint- Jacques tower View
the top of the Saint- Jacques tower View
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Gate of the medieval quarter, Bélisaire Ledain Street
Gate of the medieval quarter, Bélisaire Ledain Street
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medieval quarter
medieval quarter
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rue du Chateau
rue du Chateau
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Orchard in the medieval garden
Orchard in the medieval garden
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Agent R investigation game
Entertainment15 € to 17 € Poitiers (46 km)
Futuroscope Day Pass
Entertainment43 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (47 km)
Futuroscope 2-day Pass
Entertainment80 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (47 km)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (47 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (60 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels