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La Couarde

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Situated near the forest of Hermitain, La Couarde is a small town very pleasant, situated between Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole, La Mothe-Saint-Héray and Melle.

The town has existed since 1793 and the village of Goux has been attached in 1890.

The inhabitants of La Couarde are called "Cowards".

La Couarde Temple: Built in the early 20th century, the temple houses a part of La Couarde Protestantism Museum Poitevin including the history of the period known as the "desert" where they held secret meetings. A genealogy center has also found a place.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Couarde
Latitude46.3182100 (N 46° 19’ 6”)
Longitude-0.1570419 (W 0° 9’ 25”)
AltitudeFrom 119m to 189m
Surface area16.36 km²
Population271 inhabitants
Density16 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureNiort (30 km, 30 min)
Insee code79098
IntercommunalityCC du Mellois

Nearest cities & towns

Beaussais-Vitré3.7 km (6 min)
Prailles5.7 km (9 min)
Thorigné9 km (14 min)
Souvigné9 km (10 min)
La Mothe-Saint-Héray9.6 km (13 min)
Sepvret10.3 km (12 min)
Celles-sur-Belle10.6 km (14 min)
Exoudun11.7 km (17 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Saint-Maixent11.9 km (13 min)
Saint-Martin-lès-Melle12.2 km (13 min)
Melle12.7 km (13 min)
Mougon13 km (20 min)
Salles13.2 km (18 min)
Aigonnay13.3 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Museum of Protestantism Poitevin.

Events and festivities


Sunday 22 october
Min. 9°C - Max. 15°C
Monday 23 october
Min. 8°C - Max. 19°C
Tuesday 24 october
Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Spider trail in the trees
Sports sensations8 € to 20 € Taizé-Aizie (42 km)
Horse-riding course for children & adults
Nature and the great outdoors38 € Roches-Prémarie-Andillé (44 km)
Etching with an artist
Arts and Crafts10 € Charroux (47 km)


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


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