Sommieres-du-Clain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sommieres-du-Clain in Vienne

Visit Sommieres-du-Clain: highlights and tourist information

Sommieres-du-Clain is situated in the Vienne, Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 34 km from Poitiers, the department capital. (General information: Sommieres-du-Clain is 323 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 30 km and Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 31 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sommieres-du-Clain, France: places to visit and attractions

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


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

Markets in and near Sommieres-du-Clain

Local markets

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (17km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (25km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (29km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (34km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (37km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (38km)

More information about Sommieres-du-Clain & region

Tourist attractions to visit near Sommieres-du-Clain, 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 Sommieres-du-Clain and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (15km) [Map]
  • Sanxay (37km) [Map]

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (12km) [Map]
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (13km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (15km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (15km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (16km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (17km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (19km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (24km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (25km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (26km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (30km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (30km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (39km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (42km) [Map]
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (44km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (50km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (60km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (19km) [Map]
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (28km) [Map]
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (39km) [Map]
  • Touffou (42km) [Map]
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (44km) [Map]
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (51km) [Map]

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (59km) [Map]

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (18km) [Map]

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (7km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sommieres-du-Clain

Canton: Gençay

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 86160

Distance to Sommieres-du-Clain

from Poitiers (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 323 km

from Calais: 531 km

from Nice: 614 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 612 km

Getting here

Sommieres-du-Clain 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 Sommieres-du-Clain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Sommieres-du-Clain): Champagne-Saint-Hilaire, Chateau-Garnier, La Ferriere-Airoux and Romagne.

This page in French: Visitez Sommieres-du-Clain