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Visit Ardin: highlights and tourist information

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Ardin 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: Ardin is 343 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 11 km and Coulon at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ardin, 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 Ardin 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 Ardin


Markets in and near Ardin

  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (3km)
  • Benet: market Monday (12km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (19km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (24km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (27km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (31km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (32km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (37km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (38km)

More information about Ardin, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ardin, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (13km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (23km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (27km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (36km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (42km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (45km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (28km)
  • Forêt de Benon (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (15km)
  • Zoodyssée (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ardin

Canton: Coulonges-sur-l'Autize

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79160

Distance to Ardin

from Niort (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 343 km

from Calais: 528 km

from Nice: 687 km

from Bordeaux: 182 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beceleuf, Coulonges-sur-l'Autize, Faye-sur-Ardin, Puihardy, Saint-Laurs, Saint-Maixent-de-Beugne and Saint-Pompain.

This page in French: Visiter Ardin

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