Smarves tourism, attractions and travel guide

Photo of Smarves in Vienne

Visit Smarves: Highlights and Tourist Information

Location of Smarves on map of France

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 include Poitiers at 8 km and Chauvigny at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Smarves, France: places to visit, tourism 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.

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Smarves and location information

More information about Smarves & region

Vienne (local department)

Poitou-Charentes (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

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)

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)

Most beautiful villages in France (see also beautiful French villages) Angles-sur-l'Anglin (46km)

National Monuments Sanxay (27km); Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (40km)

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); 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 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 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 nearby (within 6 kilometres of Smarves): Croutelle, Iteuil, La Villedieu-du-Clain, Liguge, Mignaloux-Beauvoir, Nouaille-Maupertuis and Roches-Premarie-Andille.

This page in French: Visitez Smarves

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