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Visit Arcais: highlights and tourist information

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Arcais 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 18 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Arcais is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Marais Poitevin at 7 km and Coulon at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arcais, 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 Arcais 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 Arcais


Markets in and near Arcais

  • Benet: market Monday (11km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (18km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (22km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (23km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (31km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (38km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (39km)

More information about Arcais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Arcais, France

What to do at Arcais? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Arcais.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (9km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (10km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (43km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (45km)
  • La Guyonnière (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (11km)
  • Forêt de Benon (12km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (24km)
  • Zoodyssée (28km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arcais

Canton: Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79210

Distance to Arcais

from Niort (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 689 km

from Bordeaux: 163 km

from Strasbourg: 683 km

Getting here

Arcais 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 Arcais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amure, Damvix, La Greve-sur-Mignon, Le Mazeau, Saint-Georges-de-Rex, Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud and Saint-Sigismond.

This page in French: Visiter Arcais

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