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Sompt tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sompt in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle at 8 km from Sompt

Visit Sompt: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle at 8 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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!

Melle

Melle

at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 8 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
 
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Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Niort

Niort

at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

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

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

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

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 50 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sompt

 
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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)

Hotels near Sompt

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Tourist attractions near Sompt, France

What to do at Sompt? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Sompt is in the western-centre of France at 33 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Sompt is 352 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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