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Chize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chize in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 20 km from Chize

Visit Chize: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 20 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Melle

Melle

at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Niort

Niort

at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Niort guide
 
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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 28 km (direction north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 31 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the...

See Surgeres guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 33 km (direction west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 41 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 43 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive...

See Saintes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chize

 
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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

What to do at Chize? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Chize is in the western-centre of France at 25 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Chize is 366 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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