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Saint-Paul-en-Gatine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Paul-en-Gatine in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Vouvant at 13 km from Saint-Paul-en-Gatine

Visit Saint-Paul-en-Gatine: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Paul-en-Gatine is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 13 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Paul-en-Gatine, 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-Paul-en-Gatine in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval...

See Vouvant guide


at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 28 km (direction east)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at...

See Parthenay guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 31 km (direction south-east)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a...

See Coulon guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does...

See Niort guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 37 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the...

See Marans guide


at 46 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the...

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 49 km (direction north-east)

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

See Thouars guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 53 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Paul-en-Gatine


Markets in and near Saint-Paul-en-Gatine

  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (28km)
  • Benet: market Monday (30km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (34km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (37km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (39km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (39km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (41km)

More information about Saint-Paul-en-Gatine, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Paul-en-Gatine, France

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

Grand sites of France

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (54km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (14km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (35km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (46km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (30km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (32km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (41km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (17km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (37km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Paul-en-Gatine is in the western-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paul-en-Gatine is 332 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paul-en-Gatine

Canton: Moncoutant

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79240

Distance to Saint-Paul-en-Gatine

from Niort (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 332 km

from Calais: 513 km

from Nice: 698 km

from Bordeaux: 200 km

from Strasbourg: 663 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-Paul-en-Gatine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breuil-Barret, La Chapelle-Aux-Lys, La Chapelle-Saint-Etienne, Loge-Fougereuse, Saint-Hilaire-de-Voust and Scille.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paul-en-Gatine

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