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Vancais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vancais in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 18 km from Vancais

Visit Vancais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 18 km and Melle at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vancais, 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 Vancais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Melle guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the...

See Ruffec guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
 
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Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting...

See Poitiers guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

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

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Niort

Niort

at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 41 km (direction south), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has...

See Tusson guide
Bayers

Bayers

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

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and...

See Bayers guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 45 km (direction north-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Futuroscope guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide

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Map of places to visit near Vancais

 
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Markets in and near Vancais

  • Lezay: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (13km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (14km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (15km)
  • Melle: market Friday (18km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (19km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (23km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (24km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)

More information about Vancais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vancais, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (22km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (28km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (30km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (36km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (38km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (18km)
  • Laverré (27km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (34km)
  • La Guyonnière (38km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (41km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (41km)
  • Touffou (54km)

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 (21km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (19km)
  • Zoodyssée (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vancais is in the western-centre of France at 40 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Vancais is 332 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vancais

Canton: Lezay

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79120

Distance to Vancais

from Niort (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 332 km

from Calais: 534 km

from Nice: 636 km

from Bordeaux: 170 km

from Strasbourg: 631 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 Vancais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Lezay, Messe, Rom and Sainte-Soline.

This page in French: Visiter Vancais

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