Fomperron tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Cherveux at 20 km from Fomperron

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Fomperron is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fomperron in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 20 km and Parthenay at 22 km.

Fomperron, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 22 km (direction north-west)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 28 km (direction south)

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 28 km (direction south)

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
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at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide


at 40 km (direction east), in the Vienne department

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


Theme Park at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 42 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 44 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 50 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 55 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide

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Markets in and near Fomperron

  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (13km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (13km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (19km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (22km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (28km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (28km)
  • Melle: market Friday (28km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Fomperron, France

What to do at Fomperron? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fomperron.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (8km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (54km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (18km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (41km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (48km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (53km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (15km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (22km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (28km)
  • Laverré (34km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (29km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (40km)
  • Zoodyssée (43km)

Geography and distances

Fomperron is in the western-centre of France at 32 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Fomperron is 322 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fomperron

Canton: Ménigoute

Arrondissement: Parthenay

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79340

Distance to Fomperron

from Niort (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 322 km

from Calais: 518 km

from Nice: 656 km

from Bordeaux: 186 km

from Strasbourg: 634 km

Getting here

Most visitors will come by car, as an excursion from the Loire Valley or approximately 4 hours from the channel port at Saint-Malo. For driving distances to Fomperron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantecorps, Coutieres, Menigoute, Saint-Germier and Soudan.

This page in French: Visiter Fomperron


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