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Visit Niort: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have a ruined castle and churches of interst

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Niort. For detailed visitor information see the Niort travel guide.

Niort is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Deux-Sevres department (general information: Niort is 352 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Marais Poitevin at 11 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Niort, 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 Niort in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Niort


Markets in and near Niort

Market days in Niort: weekly market: Thursday all day & Saturday all day;

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (0km)
  • Benet: market Monday (12km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (14km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (21km)
  • Melle: market Friday (27km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (27km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (27km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (31km)

More information about Niort, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Niort, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (12km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (27km)
  • La Guyonnière (33km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (49km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (52km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (28km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (20km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (30km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Niort

Canton: Niort

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79000

Distance to Niort

from Niort (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 352 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 673 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

Niort 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 Niort from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiffres, Bessines, Magne, Saint-Remy and Sciecq.

This page in French: Visiter Niort

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