Aiffres tourism and travel guide

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Aiffres is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France at 5 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Aiffres is 353 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Niort at 5 km and Coulon at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Aiffres, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Aiffres in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

 
 

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near Aiffres

Markets in and near Aiffres

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (5km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (12km)
  • Benet: market Monday (16km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (20km)
  • Melle: market Friday (22km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (23km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (25km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Aiffres, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Aiffres, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Aiffres.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (17km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (22km)
  • La Guyonnière (35km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (52km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (30km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (17km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (35km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Aiffres

Canton: Prahecq

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 79230

Distance to Aiffres

from Niort (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 353 km

from Calais: 544 km

from Nice: 669 km

from Bordeaux: 162 km

from Strasbourg: 665 km

Getting here

Aiffres is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors will come by car, as an excursion from the Loire Valley or approximately 4 hours from the channel port at Saint-Malo. For driving distances to Aiffres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Aiffres): Niort, Prahecq, Saint-Symphorien and Vouille.

This page in French: Visiter Aiffres