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La Mothe-Saint-Heray tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Mothe-Saint-Heray in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 15 km from La Mothe-Saint-Heray

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 Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 15 km and Melle at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Melle guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

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

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
 
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Parthenay

Parthenay

at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Parthenay guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 38 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

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

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

See Poitiers guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 44 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

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
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 48 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Deux-Sevres

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

 
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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)

Hotels near La Mothe-Saint-Heray

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Tourist attractions near La Mothe-Saint-Heray, France

What to do at La Mothe-Saint-Heray? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

La Mothe-Saint-Heray is 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).

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

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

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