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Chail tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chail in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 4 km from Chail

Visit Chail: highlights and tourist information

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Chail is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 4 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chail, 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 Chail in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle

Melle

at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 31 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
 
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Niort

Niort

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes,...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here,...

See Bayers guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chail

 
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Markets in and near Chail

  • Melle: market Friday (4km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (11km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (12km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (17km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (18km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (20km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (24km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (26km)

More information about Chail, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chail, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (33km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (31km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (39km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (43km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (51km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (4km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (33km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (35km)
  • La Guyonnière (42km)
  • Laverré (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (24km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chail is in the western-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Chail is 347 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chail

Canton: Melle

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79500

Distance to Chail

from Niort (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 347 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 643 km

from Bordeaux: 157 km

from Strasbourg: 647 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Maisonnay, Melle, Paizay-le-Tort, Pouffonds, Saint-Genard, Saint-Leger-de-la-Martiniere, Saint-Martin-les-Melle, Saint-Vincent-la-Chatre and Sompt.

This page in French: Visiter Chail

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