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Francois tourism and travel guide

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Visit Francois: highlights and tourist information

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Francois 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: Francois is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 4 km and Niort at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Francois, 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 Francois 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 Francois

Markets in and near Francois

  • La Creche: market Sunday (4km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (10km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (12km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (18km)
  • Benet: market Monday (20km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Melle: market Friday (23km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (29km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (30km)

More information about Francois, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Francois, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (21km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (23km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (23km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (39km)
  • Forêt de Benon (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (27km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (34km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Francois

Canton: Saint-Maixent-l'École 1er Canton

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79260

Distance to Francois

from Niort (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 533 km

from Nice: 668 km

from Bordeaux: 173 km

from Strasbourg: 655 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chauray, Cherveux, Echire, La Creche and Saint-Gelais.

This page in French: Visiter Francois

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