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Saint-Jean-de-Sauves tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Jean-de-Sauves: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Jean-de-Sauves is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 34 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-Sauves is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 9 km and Thouars at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-de-Sauves, 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-Jean-de-Sauves 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 Vienne

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-de-Sauves

Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-Sauves

  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (16km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (17km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (23km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (26km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (27km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (28km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Saint-Jean-de-Sauves, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-Sauves, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (19km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (19km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (37km)
  • Chauvigny (52km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (12km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (18km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (38km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-Sauves

Canton: Moncontour

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86330

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-Sauves

from Poitiers (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 475 km

from Nice: 661 km

from Bordeaux: 229 km

from Strasbourg: 604 km

Getting here

Saint-Jean-de-Sauves is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Saint-Jean-de-Sauves from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chouppes, La Chaussee, La Grimaudiere, Mazeuil and Saint-Clair.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-de-Sauves

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