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Smarves tourism and travel guide

Photo of Smarves in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 5 km from Smarves

Visit Smarves: highlights and tourist information

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Smarves is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 5 km and Poitiers at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Smarves, 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 Smarves in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
 
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Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 40 km (direction east)

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly the...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 48 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 50 km (direction north-west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Smarves

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Markets in and near Smarves

  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (9km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (11km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (20km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (20km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (25km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (30km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (36km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (37km)

More information about Smarves, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Smarves, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (27km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (25km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (29km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (40km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (41km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (44km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (51km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (7km)
  • Touffou (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (32km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (11km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

Smarves is in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Smarves is 301 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Smarves

Canton: Villedieu-du-Clain

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86240

Distance to Smarves

from Poitiers (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 301 km

from Calais: 506 km

from Nice: 626 km

from Bordeaux: 199 km

from Strasbourg: 601 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 Smarves from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Croutelle, Iteuil, La Villedieu-du-Clain, Liguge, Mignaloux-Beauvoir, Nouaille-Maupertuis and Roches-Premarie-Andille.

This page in French: Visiter Smarves

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