Saurais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saurais in Deux-Sevres

Visit Saurais: highlights and tourist information

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Saurais 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 40 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saurais is 311 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Parthenay at 8 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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Saurais, 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 Saurais 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 Saurais

Markets in and near Saurais

  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (8km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (15km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (24km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (24km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (26km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (29km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (30km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Saurais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saurais, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (47km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (17km)
  • Oiron Chateau (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (29km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (45km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (8km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (12km)
  • Laverré (42km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (44km)

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 (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (53km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saurais

Canton: Thénezay

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79200

Distance to Saurais

from Niort (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 311 km

from Calais: 503 km

from Nice: 665 km

from Bordeaux: 201 km

from Strasbourg: 631 km

Getting here

Saurais 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 Saurais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Bertrand, La Ferriere-en-Parthenay and Saint-Martin-du-Fouilloux.

This page in French: Visiter Saurais