Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly the best example of roman style architecture anywhere in Poitou-Charentes

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe include "heritage site".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Argenton-sur-Creuse at 26 km and Gargilesse-Dampierre at 28 km.

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre department

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east), in the Indre department

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


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

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

See Le-Dorat guide


at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Montmorillon guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns...

See La Souterraine guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Indre department

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction north-west)

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river setting make...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


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

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

See Bellac guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 43 km (direction south), in the Haute-Vienne department

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


at 48 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chauvigny guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 50 km (direction north-west)

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments...

See La Roche-Posay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Mortemart guide


at 51 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Montrol-Senard guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (25km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (25km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (26km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (32km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (42km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (43km)
  • Villedieu-sur-Indre: market Wednesday (50km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (50km)
  • Chateauroux: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday all day & Friday (53km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Neuvy-Saint-Sépulchre collegiale St Etienne (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (46km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (29km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe is in the west of France at 71 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe is 280 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Canton: Montmorillon

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: na

Distance to Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

from Poitiers (prefecture): 71 km

from Paris: 280 km

from Calais: 502 km

from Nice: 563 km

from Bordeaux: 228 km

from Strasbourg: 543 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-Savin-sur-Gartempe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaillac, Dunet, Lignac and Tilly.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe