Fors tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fors: highlights and tourist information

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Fors 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 11 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Fors is 358 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Niort at 11 km and Marais Poitevin at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fors, 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 Fors 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 Fors

Markets in and near Fors

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (10km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (17km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (18km)
  • Melle: market Friday (21km)
  • Benet: market Monday (21km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (24km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (25km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (27km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (30km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (30km)

More information about Fors, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Fors, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (25km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (21km)
  • La Guyonnière (40km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (29km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (10km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (40km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fors

Canton: Prahecq

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79230

Distance to Fors

from Niort (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 358 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 666 km

from Bordeaux: 156 km

from Strasbourg: 667 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Juscorps, Marigny, Prahecq, Saint-Martin-de-Bernegoue and Saint-Romans-Des-Champs.

This page in French: Visiter Fors