Sommieres-du-Clain tourism, attractions and travel guide

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Visit Sommieres-du-Clain: Highlights and Tourist Information

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Sommieres-du-Clain is situated in the Vienne (Poitou-Charentes 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.

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Sommieres-du-Clain, France: places to visit, tourism 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.

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Map of places to visit near Sommieres-du-Clain and location information

More information about Sommieres-du-Clain & region

Vienne (local department)

Poitou-Charentes (surrounding region)

Driving distances & route maps

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)

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! 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) (33km); Melle église St Hilaire (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (40km)

National Monuments Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (15km); Sanxay (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Chauvigny (39km)

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

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

Sites of natural beauty Site Corot (59km)

Amusement park / theme park Futuroscope (43km)

Towns of Art and history Poitiers (34km); Confolens (38km); Montmorillon (42km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) Vivonne (18km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Vallée des singes (monkeys) (7km)

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

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