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Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 14 km from Chenay

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Visit Chenay: highlights and tourist information

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Chenay 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 33 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Chenay is 333 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 14 km and Melle at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chenay, 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 Chenay 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 Chenay


Markets in and near Chenay

  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (7km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (12km)
  • Melle: market Friday (14km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (17km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (20km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (21km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (24km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (25km)

More information about Chenay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chenay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (19km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (35km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (38km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (41km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (46km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (14km)
  • Laverré (31km)
  • La Guyonnière (32km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (37km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (40km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (25km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (26km)
  • Zoodyssée (34km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chenay

Canton: Lezay

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79120

Distance to Chenay

from Niort (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 333 km

from Calais: 532 km

from Nice: 644 km

from Bordeaux: 171 km

from Strasbourg: 636 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bougon, Chey, Exoudun, La Mothe-Saint-Heray and Sepvret.

This page in French: Visiter Chenay

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