Romans tourism and travel guide

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Visit Romans: highlights and tourist information

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Romans 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 18 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Romans is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 12 km and Melle at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Romans, 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 Romans 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 Romans

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)

More information about Romans, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Romans, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Romans 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 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