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Salles tourism and travel guide

Photo of Salles in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 18 km from Salles

Visit Salles: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 18 km and Melle at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Salles, 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 Salles in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Melle guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
 
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Parthenay

Parthenay

at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

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

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

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

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 45 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vienne department

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 49 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

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

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide

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

Map of places to visit near Salles

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Markets in and near Salles

  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (3km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (9km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (11km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (15km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (15km)
  • Melle: market Friday (19km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (28km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (28km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (29km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (29km)

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Tourist attractions near Salles, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (14km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (47km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (43km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (45km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (46km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (19km)
  • La Guyonnière (24km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (31km)
  • Laverré (34km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (28km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (34km)
  • Zoodyssée (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Salles is in the western-centre of France at 29 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Salles is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Salles

Canton: Mothe-Saint-Héray

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79800

Distance to Salles

from Niort (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 527 km

from Nice: 651 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 638 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 Salles from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bougon, Exoudun, La Mothe-Saint-Heray, Nanteuil, Pamproux, Sainte-Eanne and Soudan.

This page in French: Visiter Salles

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