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Smarves tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Smarves in Vienne

Photo of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 5 km from Smarves

Visit Smarves: Highlights and Tourist Information

Location: Smarves is situated in the Vienne (Poitou-Charentes region) in the west of France at 8 km from Poitiers, the department capital. (General information: Smarves is 301 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby: these 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.

Smarves tourism: selected places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Smarves. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.

photo of Nouaille-Maupertuis
Nouaille-Maupertuis 5km
photo of Poitiers
Poitiers 8km
photo of Chauvigny
Chauvigny 24km
photo of Chatellerault
Chatellerault 38km
photo of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe 40km
photo of Montmorillon
Montmorillon 41km
photo of Angles-sur-l'Anglin
Angles-sur-l'Anglin 46km
photo of La Roche-Posay
La Roche-Posay 47km
photo of Moncontour, Vienne
Moncontour, Vienne 50km

Map of places to visit near Smarves and location information

Photos taken within 10 km

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Markets in and near Smarves

Local markets

  • 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)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (38km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (39km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (39km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (40km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (41km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (47km)
  • Melle: market Friday (49km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (51km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Smarves, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Smarves and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the map below.

Heritage sites Poitiers église Saint-Hilaire le Grand (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (8km); Melle église St Hilaire (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (50km)

National Monuments Sanxay (27km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Chauvigny (24km)

Churches or other 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); Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (41km); Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (51km)

Remarkable gardens Laverré (7km); Touffou (22km); Jardin du château de La Mothe (32km); Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (49km)

theme park Futuroscope (18km)

Towns of Art and history Poitiers (8km); Montmorillon (41km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Vivonne (11km)

zoo 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

Close by

We have 7 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Smarves): Croutelle, Iteuil, La Villedieu-du-Clain, Liguge, Mignaloux-Beauvoir, Nouaille-Maupertuis and Roches-Premarie-Andille.

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.

This page in French: Visitez Smarves

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