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Priaires tourism and travel guide

Photo of Priaires in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Surgeres at 12 km from Priaires

Visit Priaires: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 12 km and Marais Poitevin at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Priaires, 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 Priaires in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 12 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), 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


at 23 km (direction north-east)

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

See Niort guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 27 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of...

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along...

See Marans guide


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

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie,...

See Rochefort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 37 km (direction east)

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

See Melle guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide

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

Map of places to visit near Priaires


Markets in and near Priaires

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (12km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (24km)
  • Benet: market Monday (25km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (30km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (34km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (36km)
  • Melle: market Friday (37km)

Hotels near Priaires

More information about Priaires, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Priaires, France

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


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-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (28km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (43km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (37km)
  • La Roche Courbon (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (15km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (24km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (16km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (42km)

Geography and distances

Priaires is in the western-centre of France at 23 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Priaires is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Priaires

Canton: Mauzé-sur-le-Mignon

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79210

Distance to Priaires

from Niort (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 564 km

from Nice: 676 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 685 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 Priaires from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Doeuil-sur-le-Mignon, La Foye-Monjault, Marsais, Mauze-sur-le-Mignon, Saint-Felix, Saint-Saturnin-du-Bois and Usseau.

This page in French: Visiter Priaires

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