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Saint-Martin-l'Ars tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 22 km from Saint-Martin-l'Ars

Visit Saint-Martin-l'Ars: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martin-l'Ars is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 22 km and Confolens at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Martin-l'Ars, 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-Martin-l'Ars in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 22 km (direction 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


at 25 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide


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

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


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

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

See Ruffec guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


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

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

Although it is quite a small town, there is a lot to...

See Montmorillon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide


at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide


at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when visiting Chauvigny...

See Chauvigny guide


at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide


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

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the...

See Le-Dorat guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Saint-Martin-l'Ars


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-l'Ars

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (28km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (31km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (34km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (42km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (43km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (44km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (46km)

More information about Saint-Martin-l'Ars, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-l'Ars, France

What to do at Saint-Martin-l'Ars? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Martin-l'Ars.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (13km)
  • Sanxay (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (3km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (7km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (18km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (27km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (28km)
  • Laverré (29km)
  • Touffou (45km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (19km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-l'Ars is in the west of France at 43 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-l'Ars is 324 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-l'Ars

Canton: Availles-Limouzine

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86350

Distance to Saint-Martin-l'Ars

from Poitiers (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 324 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 599 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 603 km

Getting here

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-Martin-l'Ars from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jousse, Mauprevoir and Payroux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-l'Ars

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