Saint-Germain tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Germain: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Germain is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 41 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain is 278 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe at 1 km and Angles-sur-l'Anglin at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Germain, 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 Saint-Germain 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 Vienne

Map of places to visit near Saint-Germain

Markets in and near Saint-Germain

  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (0km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (17km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (33km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (37km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (38km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (39km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (40km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (41km)

More information about Saint-Germain, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Brenne (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (0km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (21km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (41km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (41km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (22km)
  • Laverré (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (30km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (57km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain

Canton: Saint-Savin

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86310

Distance to Saint-Germain

from Poitiers (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 278 km

from Calais: 493 km

from Nice: 594 km

from Bordeaux: 222 km

from Strasbourg: 562 km

Getting here

Saint-Germain is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Saint-Germain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antigny, Nalliers, Saint-Savin and Villemort.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain