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Photo of Pers in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 16 km from Pers

Visit Pers: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Pers, 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 Pers in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle

Melle

at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 23 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

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Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 32 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

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

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Niort

Niort

at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Niort guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting...

See Poitiers guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Confolens

Confolens

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

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and...

See Confolens guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pers

 
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Markets in and near Pers

  • Lezay: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (8km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (10km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (16km)
  • Melle: market Friday (16km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (21km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (23km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (24km)

More information about Pers, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pers, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (27km)
  • Sanxay (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (24km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (25km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (36km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (36km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (16km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (26km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (32km)
  • Laverré (33km)
  • La Guyonnière (46km)
  • Touffou (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (27km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (17km)
  • Zoodyssée (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pers is in the western-centre of France at 42 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Pers is 340 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pers

Canton: Sauzé-Vaussais

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79190

Distance to Pers

from Niort (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 340 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 632 km

from Bordeaux: 162 km

from Strasbourg: 635 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 Pers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Caunay, Clussais-la-Pommeraie, Lezay, Messe, Pliboux, Saint-Coutant, Sainte-Soline and Vanzay.

This page in French: Visiter Pers

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