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Ensigne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ensigne in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 17 km from Ensigne

Visit Ensigne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 17 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ensigne, 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 Ensigne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle

Melle

at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 27 km (direction west-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
Tusson

Tusson

at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
 
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Niort

Niort

at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Niort guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

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

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

See Ruffec guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 38 km (direction east-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
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 39 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

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

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Bayers

Bayers

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

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

See Bayers guide
Cognac

Cognac

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

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside...

See Cognac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ensigne

 
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Markets in and near Ensigne

  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (6km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (11km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (14km)
  • Melle: market Friday (17km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (25km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (27km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (31km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (31km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (32km)

More information about Ensigne, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ensigne, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (44km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (45km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (50km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (17km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (29km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (41km)
  • La Roche Courbon (51km)
  • Laverré (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)
  • Forêt de Benon (43km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (54km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (13km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ensigne is in the western-centre of France at 31 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Ensigne is 364 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ensigne

Canton: Brioux-sur-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79170

Distance to Ensigne

from Niort (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 364 km

from Calais: 562 km

from Nice: 648 km

from Bordeaux: 141 km

from Strasbourg: 663 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 Ensigne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-en-Poitou, Brioux-sur-Boutonne, Cherigne, Juille, Paizay-le-Chapt, Villefollet, Villiers-sur-Chize and Vinax.

This page in French: Visiter Ensigne

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