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Saint-Symphorien tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Symphorien: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Symphorien is situated in the Deux-Sevres department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the western-centre of France at 7 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Saint-Symphorien is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Niort at 7 km and Marais Poitevin at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Symphorien, 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-Symphorien 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 Deux-Sevres

Map of places to visit near Saint-Symphorien


Markets in and near Saint-Symphorien

  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (7km)
  • Benet: market Monday (14km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (19km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (25km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (27km)
  • Melle: market Friday (27km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Saint-Symphorien, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Symphorien, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (23km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (27km)
  • La Guyonnière (40km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (51km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (57km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (23km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (26km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (15km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (34km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Symphorien

Canton: Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79270

Distance to Saint-Symphorien

from Niort (prefecture): 7 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 549 km

from Nice: 673 km

from Bordeaux: 159 km

from Strasbourg: 671 km

Getting here

Saint-Symphorien is in the western-centre of France. 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 Saint-Symphorien from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aiffres, Bessines, Frontenay-Rohan-Rohan, Granzay-Gript, Magne and Vallans.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Symphorien

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