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Chauray tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Cherveux at 6 km from Chauray

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Visit Chauray: highlights and tourist information

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Chauray 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 8 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Chauray is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 6 km and Niort at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chauray, 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 Chauray 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 Chauray

Markets in and near Chauray

  • La Creche: market Sunday (6km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (8km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (13km)
  • Benet: market Monday (17km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (20km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Melle: market Friday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (27km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (33km)

More information about Chauray, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chauray, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (18km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (23km)
  • La Guyonnière (26km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (36km)
  • Forêt de Benon (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (24km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chauray

Canton: Niort-Nord

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79180

Distance to Chauray

from Niort (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 536 km

from Nice: 669 km

from Bordeaux: 170 km

from Strasbourg: 658 km

Getting here

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

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Echire, Francois, Saint-Gelais and Vouille.

This page in French: Visiter Chauray

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