Sansais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sansais: highlights and tourist information

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Sansais 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 11 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Sansais is 362 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (45km)

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

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

Sansais 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 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