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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Marais Poitevin at 11 km and Chateau de Cherveux at 13 km.

Niort, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 11 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
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 20 km (direction west-north-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
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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Melle guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Parthenay guide
Marans

Marans

at 41 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

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

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 52 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide

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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)

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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Niort is in the western-centre of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Deux-Sevres department (general information: Niort is 352 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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