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Sanxay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sanxay in Vienne

Photo is of Parthenay at 25 km from Sanxay

Visit Sanxay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 25 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sanxay, 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 Sanxay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 25 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


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

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

See Melle guide


at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


Theme Park at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide


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

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

See Niort guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

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

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 56 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable...

See Chatellerault guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sanxay


Markets in and near Sanxay

  • Rouille: market Friday (9km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (16km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (18km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (21km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (26km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (26km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)

More information about Sanxay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Sanxay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (0km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (34km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (39km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (45km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (47km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (50km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (50km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (19km)
  • La Guyonnière (20km)
  • Laverré (27km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (32km)

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 (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (36km)
  • Zoodyssée (49km)

Geography and distances

Sanxay is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Sanxay is 317 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sanxay

Canton: Lusignan

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86600

Distance to Sanxay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 317 km

from Calais: 514 km

from Nice: 650 km

from Bordeaux: 189 km

from Strasbourg: 627 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 Sanxay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Curzay-sur-Vonne, Jazeneuil, Les Forges, Menigoute and Saint-Germier.

This page in French: Visiter Sanxay

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