Smarves tourism and travel guide

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Visit Smarves: highlights and tourist information

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Smarves is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Smarves is 301 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 5 km and Poitiers at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Smarves, 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 Smarves 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 Vienne

Map of places to visit near Smarves

Markets in and near Smarves

  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (9km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (11km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (20km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (20km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (25km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (30km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (36km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (37km)

More information about Smarves, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Smarves, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (27km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (25km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (29km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (40km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (41km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (44km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (51km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (7km)
  • Touffou (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (32km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (11km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (30km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Smarves

Canton: Villedieu-du-Clain

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 86240

Distance to Smarves

from Poitiers (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 301 km

from Calais: 506 km

from Nice: 626 km

from Bordeaux: 199 km

from Strasbourg: 601 km

Getting here

Smarves is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Smarves from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than 6 kilometres from Smarves): Croutelle, Iteuil, La Villedieu-du-Clain, Liguge, Mignaloux-Beauvoir, Nouaille-Maupertuis and Roches-Premarie-Andille.

This page in French: Visitez Smarves