La Mothe-Saint-Heray tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Mothe-Saint-Heray: highlights and tourist information

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La Mothe-Saint-Heray is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France at 27 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: La Mothe-Saint-Heray is 333 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 16 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Mothe-Saint-Heray, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Mothe-Saint-Heray in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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Map of places to visit near La Mothe-Saint-Heray

Markets in and near La Mothe-Saint-Heray

Market days in La Mothe-Saint-Heray: weekly market: Thursday;

  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (0km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (10km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (14km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (14km)
  • Melle: market Friday (16km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (26km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (27km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (28km)

More information about La Mothe-Saint-Heray, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Mothe-Saint-Heray, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting La Mothe-Saint-Heray.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (17km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (44km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (44km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (44km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (16km)
  • La Guyonnière (26km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (34km)
  • Laverré (35km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (47km)

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

  • Zoodyssée (33km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (33km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: La Mothe-Saint-Heray

Canton: Mothe-Saint-Héray

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79800

Distance to La Mothe-Saint-Heray

from Niort (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 333 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 650 km

from Bordeaux: 173 km

from Strasbourg: 640 km

Getting here

La Mothe-Saint-Heray is in the western-centre of France. 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 La Mothe-Saint-Heray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bougon, Chenay, Exoudun, La Couarde, Nanteuil, Pamproux, Sainte-Eanne, Salles and Souvigne.

This page in French: Visiter La Mothe-Saint-Heray