Saint-Maxire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Maxire: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Maxire 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 8 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maxire is 346 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Niort at 8 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Maxire, 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-Maxire 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-Maxire

Markets in and near Saint-Maxire

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (9km)
  • Benet: market Monday (10km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (13km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (14km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (20km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (26km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (29km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Melle: market Friday (32km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (32km)

More information about Saint-Maxire, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Maxire, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (11km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (16km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (27km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (32km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (44km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (29km)
  • Forêt de Benon (32km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (24km)
  • Zoodyssée (29km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maxire

Canton: Niort-Nord

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79410

Distance to Saint-Maxire

from Niort (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 346 km

from Calais: 534 km

from Nice: 678 km

from Bordeaux: 174 km

from Strasbourg: 664 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Echire, Faye-sur-Ardin, Saint-Remy, Sainte-Ouenne, Sciecq and Villiers-en-Plaine.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Maxire