Rendez-vous at the Gallo-Roman site of Sanxay

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Rendez-vous at the Gallo-Roman site of Sanxay Site gallo-romain de Sanxay 86600 Sanxay fr

In the valley of the Vonne, important monumental remains of a Gallo-Roman site

Between the 1st and 4th century, Sanxay (Poitou-Charentes) was an important centre for cures and pilgrimages placed under the protection of two divinities. Set in the verdant valley of the Vonne, the remains of the largest buildings (temples, amphitheatre, thermal baths) located throughout a 19-hectare site make the site one of the best preserved and most interesting of the monuments belonging to Gallo-Roman times.

Practical information

  • Site partially accessible to people with reduced mobility
  • Unaccompanied tour with guide booklet: French, English, German, Spanish, Dutch
  • Guided tour: French
  • New tour in the thermal baths


  • Motorway A10 between Poitiers and Bordeaux, 44 km North-east of Niort
  • From Poitiers or Niort: motorway A10 exit 31, then D611 direction Lusignan to D5 and D62, direction Sanxay


Site gallo-romain de Sanxay
Route de Ménigoute
86600 Sanxay