Chize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chize in Deux-Sevres

Visit Chize: highlights and tourist information

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Chize 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 25 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Chize is 366 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 20 km and Saint-Jean d'Angely at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chize, 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 Chize 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 Chize

Markets in and near Chize

  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (10km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (11km)
  • Melle: market Friday (20km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (24km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (28km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (28km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (31km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Chize, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chize, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chize.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (39km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (42km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (44km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (20km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (38km)
  • La Roche Courbon (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (35km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (42km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (5km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (54km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chize

Canton: Brioux-sur-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79170

Distance to Chize

from Niort (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 366 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 657 km

from Bordeaux: 143 km

from Strasbourg: 668 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brieuil-sur-Chize, Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, Le Vert, Saint-Severin-sur-Boutonne, Secondigne-sur-Belle, Seligne, Villiers-en-Bois and Villiers-sur-Chize.

This page in French: Visiter Chize