Xaintray tourism and travel guide

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Visit Xaintray: highlights and tourist information

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Xaintray 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 19 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Xaintray is 337 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 13 km and Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Xaintray, 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 Xaintray 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 Xaintray

Markets in and near Xaintray

  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Benet: market Monday (17km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (19km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (22km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (25km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (32km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (39km)

More information about Xaintray, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Xaintray, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (17km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (29km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (51km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (21km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (41km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (35km)
  • Forêt de Benon (39km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (21km)
  • Zoodyssée (39km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (56km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Xaintray

Canton: Champdeniers-Saint-Denis

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79220

Distance to Xaintray

from Niort (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 337 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 184 km

from Strasbourg: 660 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beceleuf, Champdeniers-Saint-Denis, Cours, Faye-sur-Ardin, Fenioux, Germond-Rouvre, Les Groseillers, Pamplie, Puihardy, Sainte-Ouenne and Surin.

This page in French: Visiter Xaintray