Sommieres-du-Clain tourism and travel guide

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Sommieres-du-Clain is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Sommieres-du-Clain in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 26 km and Ruffec at 30 km.

Sommieres-du-Clain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

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at 31 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

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at 34 km (direction south)

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

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at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

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at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

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at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

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at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 39 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 39 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

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at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Theme Park at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

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Markets in and near Sommieres-du-Clain

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (17km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (25km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (29km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (34km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (37km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (38km)

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Tourist attractions near Sommieres-du-Clain, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (15km)
  • Sanxay (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (12km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (15km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (16km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (17km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (42km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (19km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (28km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (39km)
  • Touffou (42km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (44km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (59km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (18km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (7km)

Geography and distances

Sommieres-du-Clain is in the west of France at 34 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Sommieres-du-Clain is 323 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sommieres-du-Clain

Canton: Gençay

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86160

Distance to Sommieres-du-Clain

from Poitiers (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 323 km

from Calais: 531 km

from Nice: 614 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 612 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 Sommieres-du-Clain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champagne-Saint-Hilaire, Chateau-Garnier, La Ferriere-Airoux and Romagne.

This page in French: Visiter Sommieres-du-Clain


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