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Lezay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Lezay in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 11 km from Lezay

Visit Lezay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 11 km and Melle at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lezay, 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 Lezay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Melle guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
 
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Niort

Niort

at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 36 km (direction 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
Tusson

Tusson

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

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

See Tusson guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 46 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 46 km (direction north-north-west)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide

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Map of places to visit near Lezay

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Markets in and near Lezay

Market days in Lezay: weekly market: Tuesday;

  • Lezay: market Tuesday (0km)
  • Melle: market Friday (11km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (13km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (15km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (17km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (18km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (21km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (23km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (25km)

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Tourist attractions near Lezay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (26km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (34km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (31km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (32km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (40km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (43km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (11km)
  • Laverré (33km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (34km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (37km)
  • La Guyonnière (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (27km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (23km)
  • Zoodyssée (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lezay is in the western-centre of France at 35 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Lezay is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lezay

Canton: Lezay

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79120

Distance to Lezay

from Niort (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 639 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 638 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 Lezay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chey, Pers, Saint-Coutant, Saint-Vincent-la-Chatre, Sainte-Soline and Vancais.

This page in French: Visiter Lezay

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