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Sansais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Marais Poitevin at 3 km from Sansais

Visit Sansais: highlights and tourist information

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Sansais is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marais Poitevin at 3 km and Coulon at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sansais, 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 Sansais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 3 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Coulon guide


at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Niort guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 16 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 31 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Melle guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Vouvant guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

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

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


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

In an attractive setting on the banks of the...

See Saint-Savinien guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sansais


Markets in and near Sansais

  • Benet: market Monday (10km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (11km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (23km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (23km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (24km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (27km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (32km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (32km)

More information about Sansais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Sansais, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (10km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (17km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (34km)
  • La Guyonnière (43km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (45km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (53km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (17km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (19km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (21km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (29km)

Geography and distances

Sansais is in the western-centre of France at 11 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Sansais is 362 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sansais

Canton: Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79270

Distance to Sansais

from Niort (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 362 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 680 km

from Bordeaux: 160 km

from Strasbourg: 677 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 Sansais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amure, Coulon, Epannes, Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan, Le Bourdet, Magne, Marais Poitevin, Prin-Deyrancon and Saint-Georges-de-Rex.

This page in French: Visiter Sansais

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