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Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 7 km from Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay

Visit Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 7 km and Thouars at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay, 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-Martin-de-Sanzay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 7 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 12 km (direction south)

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location...

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at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous...

See Saumur guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has...

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in...

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Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 34 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire...

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at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 38 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 40 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both...

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay

  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (11km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (14km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (22km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (24km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (29km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (23km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (7km)
  • Loudun (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (14km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay is in the western-centre of France at 86 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay is 274 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay

Canton: Thouars 2e Canton

Arrondissement: Bressuire

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79290

Distance to Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay

from Niort (prefecture): 86 km

from Paris: 274 km

from Calais: 455 km

from Nice: 693 km

from Bordeaux: 251 km

from Strasbourg: 616 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 Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Argenton-l'Eglise, Bouille-Loretz, Brion-Pres-Thouet, Le Puy-Notre-Dame, Montreuil-Bellay, Saint-Cyr-la-Lande, Saint-Macaire-du-Bois, Tourtenay and Vaudelnay.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay

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