Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay tourism and travel guide

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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 Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Thouars at 12 km and Chateau de Saumur at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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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!


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

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

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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (27km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (22km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (25km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (25km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (29km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (29km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (41km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (42km)
  • Parc de Lathan (52km)

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

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

Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay 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-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