Sompt tourism and travel guide

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Visit Sompt: highlights and tourist information

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Sompt 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 33 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Sompt is 352 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 8 km and Ruffec at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sompt, 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 Sompt 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 Sompt

Markets in and near Sompt

  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (6km)
  • Melle: market Friday (8km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (9km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (16km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (21km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (23km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (24km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (27km)

More information about Sompt, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Sompt, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Sompt.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (38km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (34km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (36km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (49km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (51km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (53km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (8km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (28km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (32km)
  • Laverré (46km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (23km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (32km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sompt

Canton: Melle

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79110

Distance to Sompt

from Niort (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 352 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 641 km

from Bordeaux: 151 km

from Strasbourg: 650 km

Getting here

Sompt 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 Sompt from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chail, Chef-Boutonne, Cherigne, Gournay-Loize, Luche-sur-Brioux, Lusseray, Maisonnay, Paizay-le-Tort, Pouffonds, Saint-Genard and Tillou.

This page in French: Visiter Sompt