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Saint-Sauvant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Sauvant in Vienne

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 21 km from Saint-Sauvant

Visit Saint-Sauvant: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Sauvant is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 21 km and Melle at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Sauvant, 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-Sauvant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 21 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three...

See Melle guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 32 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 33 km (direction north-east)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including...

See Poitiers guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the...

See Ruffec guide


at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide


at 40 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide


Theme Park at 42 km (direction north-east)

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


at 47 km (direction south), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and...

See Tusson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide


at 50 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers...

See Bayers guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Saint-Sauvant


Markets in and near Saint-Sauvant

  • Rouille: market Friday (7km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (12km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (13km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (19km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (22km)
  • Melle: market Friday (22km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (25km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (27km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (29km)

More information about Saint-Sauvant, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Sauvant, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (16km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (32km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (35km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (36km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (39km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (22km)
  • Laverré (23km)
  • La Guyonnière (33km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (34km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (40km)
  • Touffou (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (17km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (22km)
  • Zoodyssée (42km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Sauvant is in the west of France at 33 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Sauvant is 326 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Sauvant

Canton: Lusignan

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86600

Distance to Saint-Sauvant

from Poitiers (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 326 km

from Calais: 527 km

from Nice: 639 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 629 km

Getting here

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

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Sauvant

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