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Airvault

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres

Airvault - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Deux-Sèvres
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Located in the heart of the Thouet valley, between Marais poitevin and Saumurois, this small city of character will charm the visitor as much by its architectural heritage as its natural landscapes and its raised countryside.

The medieval town is known as "Auréa Vallis" which means the "Golden Valley" or "clear valley". Today, there are many remains of the abbey of Augustins founded in the tenth century. Its abbey Saint-Pierre is one of the major Romanesque buildings in Poitou.

The commercial activity of the city developed at the end of the Middle Ages, around the halls, in the heart of the medieval city. The economic boom was amplified in the nineteenth century with the arrival of the railway. The geological resources of the territory, between limestone and granite allowed the development of a lime industry from the nineteenth century.

Geographical information

MunicipalityAirvault
Postcode79600
Tourism labels
Latitude46.8246500 (N 46° 49’ 29”)
Longitude-0.1388020 (W 0° 8’ 20”)
AltitudeFrom 67m to 159m
Surface area63.88 km²
Population3366 inhabitants
Density53 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNiort (42 mi, 1h09)
Insee code79005
IntercommunalityCC Airvaudais-Val du Thouet
DepartmentDeux-Sèvres
TerritoryPoitou
RegionNew-Aquitaine

Nearest cities & towns

Louin2.4 mi (7 min)
Availles-Thouarsais2.9 mi (9 min)
Saint-Loup-Lamairé2.9 mi (6 min)
Irais5 mi (11 min)
Saint-Généroux5.5 mi (15 min)
Boussais5.7 mi (9 min)
Assais-les-Jumeaux5.7 mi (11 min)
Le Chillou5.8 mi (14 min)
Glénay7.1 mi (13 min)
Moncontour7.7 mi (16 min)
La Grimaudière8 mi (12 min)
Maisontiers8 mi (15 min)
Aubigny8.1 mi (16 min)
Marnes8.5 mi (15 min)
Noizé8.6 mi (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments

Events and festivities

Photos

Vernay Bridge
Vernay Bridge
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The Thouet
The Thouet
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View of the courtyard of the Jacques Guidez Museum
View of the courtyard of the Jacques Guidez Museum
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View of the Old Castle
View of the Old Castle
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Jacques Guidez Museum
Jacques Guidez Museum
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St. Peter's Abbey, Romanesque Night
St. Peter's Abbey, Romanesque Night
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Parvis of St. Peter's Church
Parvis of St. Peter's Church
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Jacques Guidez Museum
Jacques Guidez Museum
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Arrow of the abbey
Arrow of the abbey
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Underground fountain
Underground fountain
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Weather

Sunday 18 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 30°C
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Monday 19 june
Min. 15°C - Max. 22°C
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Tuesday 20 june
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Le Gué Gardens
Nature and the great outdoors5 € Lhoumois (7.8 mi)
Visit to an educational horse farm
Culture and education15 € Saint-Macaire-du-Bois (21 mi)
Futuroscope 1 Day Pass
Entertainment45 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (26 mi)
Futuroscope 2-Day Pass
Entertainment82 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (26 mi)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (26 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Great Sacred Path
HikeEasy3h00Mouterre-Silly (13.5 mi)
Nouâtre/Noyers
HikeEasy1h30Nouâtre (36 mi)
Rose Circuit
Village visitEasy40 minGennes-Val-de-Loire (37 mi)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels

Your holidays
A hotel
A vacation rental
A bed & breakfast
A campsite
A leisure activity
A restaurant
A rental car
A plane ticket
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