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).
Note: The photo above was taken in Nouaille-Maupertuis at 5 km from Smarves
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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.
If you are planning a visit we suggest you see our hotel search (from a leading hotel agent and with a great selection of hotels and a best price promise).
For a longer visit popular choices include holiday apartments - we suggest holiday villages in 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.
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)
from Poitiers (local prefecture): 8 km
from Paris: 301 km
from Calais: 506 km
from Nice: 626 km
from Bordeaux: 199 km
from Strasbourg: 601 km
Vienne 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