Brion-pres-Thouet is located some 170 miles (274 kilometers) from Paris, the capital of France.
Of course, limiting yourself to only one place, no matter how popular, will only ever furnish you with a limited view into the broader textures and qualities of a region. So schedule in some time to explore Poitou-Charentes' other cultural and natural attractions. If you are keen to experience more of the region, head 13 miles (21 kilometers) to get to Loudun. Here you can enjoy the Renaudot Museum and Maison Couly Dutheil.
About 15 miles (24 kilometers) to the north of Brion-pres-Thouet is Saumur, a regional center home to Ecole Nationale d'Equitation, Chateau de Saumur and Bouvet-Ladubey. Saumur has a lot to offer visitors happy to spend a little time here. Langlois-Chateau, Maison de Vin and Gratien & Meyer are some of the other attractions not to miss.
If the weather is fine, take the time to explore Poitou-Charentes' open-air markets. Expand your mind by visiting Poitou-Charentes' fascinating history museums and art museums.
Make sure you throw in your camera and spend a few hours with an expert local guide on one of the fascinating city walking tours, winery tours and cycling tours.
Good things must come to an end, but be rest assured, when you're ready to leave Brion-pres-Thouet, you'll still have photos, memories and mementos to remember your time here.