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Sanxay tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Sanxay in Vienne

Photo of Parthenay at 25 km from Sanxay

Visit Sanxay: Highlights and Tourist Information

Location: Sanxay is situated in the Vienne (Poitou-Charentes region) in the west of France at 28 km from Poitiers, the department capital. (General information: Sanxay is 317 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby: these include Parthenay at 25 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 28 km . For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sanxay tourism: selected places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Sanxay. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

photo of Parthenay
Parthenay 25km
photo of Chateau de Cherveux
Chateau de Cherveux 28km
photo of Poitiers
Poitiers 28km
photo of Nouaille-Maupertuis
Nouaille-Maupertuis 32km
photo of Moncontour, Vienne
Moncontour, Vienne 43km
photo of Coulon
Coulon 48km
photo of Chatellerault
Chatellerault 56km

Map of places to visit near Sanxay and location information

Photos taken within 10 km

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Markets in and near Sanxay

Local markets

  • Rouille: market Friday (9km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (16km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (18km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (21km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (26km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (26km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (29km)
  • Melle: market Friday (32km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (34km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (36km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (38km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (40km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (41km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (42km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (45km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (48km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (54km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Sanxay, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Sanxay and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Heritage sites Poitiers église Saint-Hilaire le Grand (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (28km); Melle église St Hilaire (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (32km)

National Monuments Sanxay (0km); Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (50km)

Churches or other religious monuments Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (12km); Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (32km); Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (34km); Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (39km); Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (44km); Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (45km); Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (50km)

Remarkable gardens Jardin du château de La Mothe (19km); La Guyonnière (20km); Laverré (27km); Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (32km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé) (see also historical French towns) Chatillon-sur-Thouet (26km)

theme park Futuroscope (35km)

Towns of Art and history Parthenay (25km); Poitiers (28km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Vivonne (22km)

zoo or wildlife park Vallée des singes (monkeys) (36km); Zoodyssée (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sanxay

Canton: Lusignan

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 86600

Distance to Sanxay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 317 km

from Calais: 514 km

from Nice: 650 km

from Bordeaux: 189 km

from Strasbourg: 627 km

Close by

We have 5 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Sanxay): Curzay-sur-Vonne, Jazeneuil, Les Forges, Menigoute and Saint-Germier.

Getting here

Sanxay is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Sanxay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

This page in French: Visitez Sanxay

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