Saint-Genard tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Genard: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Genard 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 30 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genard is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 4 km and Niort at 30 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Genard, 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 Saint-Genard 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 Saint-Genard

Markets in and near Saint-Genard

  • Melle: market Friday (4km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (8km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (10km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (19km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (20km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (23km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (24km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (24km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (26km)

More information about Saint-Genard, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Genard, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Genard.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (36km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (42km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (48km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (52km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (5km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (32km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (36km)
  • La Guyonnière (44km)
  • Laverré (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (20km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (33km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genard

Canton: Melle

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79500

Distance to Saint-Genard

from Niort (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 351 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 644 km

from Bordeaux: 153 km

from Strasbourg: 650 km

Getting here

Saint-Genard 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 Saint-Genard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chail, Gournay-Loize, Luche-sur-Brioux, Lusseray, Maisonnay, Mazieres-sur-Beronne, Melle, Paizay-le-Tort, Pouffonds, Saint-Leger-de-la-Martiniere, Saint-Martin-les-Melle, Saint-Romans-les-Melle, Sompt and Tillou.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genard