©

Parthenay trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Parthenay

Parthenay is an ancient fortified town and commune in the Deux-Sèvres department of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region in western France. It is sited on a rocky spur that is surrounded on two sides by the River Thouet, and is the sub-prefecture of the Parthenay arrondissement.It is situated some 40km north of Niort, 50km west of Poitiers, 120km south-east of Nantes, and 350km south-west of Paris.Each July, Parthenay hosts the Festival Ludique International de Parthenay, otherwise known as the Festival de Jeux or FLIP, in which the town's streets and squares are filled with games of many types. The shorter indoor FLIP d'hiver runs in November.HistoryLegend has it that Parthenay was created with a wave of the fairy Melusine's wand. However the name of Parthenay first appears in written records at the beginning of the 11th century and there is no evidence of previous significant human occupation in the Middle Ages.
Use our France attractions planner to arrange your visit to Parthenay and other destinations in France.
Source
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Parthenay

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Where to stay in Parthenay

Browse hotels, guesthouses, and unique homes and book your stay on the world's leading accommodation sites.
Live like a local, find unique places to stay
Millions of travel reviews on TripAdvisor

Recently planned trips to Deux-Sevres

5 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 6 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, teens, culture, historic sites, museums, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, teens, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 6 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, popular PREFERENCES: March, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 2 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping, fast-paced, popular PREFERENCES: January, culture, historic sites, museums, shopping ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Fast-paced 6 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, popular PREFERENCES: March ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in Niort BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums, fast-paced, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: March, culture, relaxing, historic sites, museums ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Fast-paced 8 days in Gyoda, Huizhou & Lhoumois BY A USER FROM UNITED STATES December, teens, popular PREFERENCES: December, teens ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 8 days in France SEE PLAN October, popular PREFERENCES: October ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 5 days in Deux-Sevres BY A USER FROM FRANCE November, popular PREFERENCES: November ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium 4 days in Melle BY A USER FROM BELGIUM November, outdoors, popular PREFERENCES: November, outdoors ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular PACE: Medium
View more plans