Romans tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Cherveux at 12 km from Romans

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Romans in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 12 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 16 km.

Romans, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 16 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Melle guide
Niort

Niort

at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
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Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 29 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 32 km (direction west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 35 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 49 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Poitiers guide

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Markets in and near Romans

  • La Creche: market Sunday (5km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (6km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (9km)
  • Melle: market Friday (16km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (22km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (24km)
  • Benet: market Monday (28km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Romans, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (23km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (35km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (49km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (16km)
  • La Guyonnière (24km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (38km)
  • Laverré (44km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (27km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (42km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Romans is in the western-centre of France at 18 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Romans is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Romans

Canton: Saint-Maixent-l'École 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79260

Distance to Romans

from Niort (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 533 km

from Nice: 659 km

from Bordeaux: 171 km

from Strasbourg: 648 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 Romans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigonnay, Fressines, La Couarde, La Creche, Nanteuil, Prailles, Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole, Saint-Martin-de-Saint-Maixent, Sainte-Neomaye and Souvigne.

This page in French: Visiter Romans

 
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