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Visit Hanc: highlights and tourist information

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Hanc 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 44 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Hanc is 357 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 17 km and Ruffec at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Hanc, 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 Hanc 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 Hanc


Markets in and near Hanc

  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (6km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (11km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (17km)
  • Melle: market Friday (19km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (20km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (26km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (33km)

More information about Hanc, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Hanc, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (25km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (33km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (41km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (47km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (17km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (19km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (23km)
  • Laverré (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (48km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (30km)
  • Zoodyssée (30km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Hanc

Canton: Chef-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79110

Distance to Hanc

from Niort (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 357 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 631 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 648 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardilleux, Bouin, Chef-Boutonne, Empure, Loubigne, Loubille, Melleran, Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie, Pioussay, Theil-Rabier and Villemain.

This page in French: Visiter Hanc

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