Vallans tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Marais Poitevin at 10 km from Vallans

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Vallans in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marais Poitevin at 10 km and Coulon at 12 km.

Vallans, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 10 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction north-north-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin...

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at 14 km (direction north-east)

Niort is a picturesque large town with a donjon, a market hall and a...

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at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

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

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at 25 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...

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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

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Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 30 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the abbey church...

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 31 km (direction east)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

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at 31 km (direction east)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style churches, built...

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at 34 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

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

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at 35 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river in the...

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at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien also has...

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Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

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Markets in and near Vallans

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (14km)
  • Benet: market Monday (17km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (20km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (26km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (27km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (27km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Melle: market Friday (31km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (34km)

More information about Vallans, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vallans, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (23km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (31km)
  • La Guyonnière (47km)
  • La Roche Courbon (47km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (18km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (23km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (15km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (36km)

Geography and distances

Vallans is in the western-centre of France at 14 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Vallans is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vallans

Canton: Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79270

Distance to Vallans

from Niort (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 555 km

from Nice: 675 km

from Bordeaux: 153 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 Vallans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amure, Beauvoir-sur-Niort, Epannes, Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan, Granzay-Gript, La Foye-Monjault, La Rochenard, Le Bourdet, Saint-Symphorien and Usseau.

This page in French: Visiter Vallans