Soudan tourism and travel guide

Photo of Soudan in Deux-Sevres

Visit Soudan: highlights and tourist information

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Soudan 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 29 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Soudan is 327 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Cherveux at 19 km and Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Soudan, 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 Soudan 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 Soudan

Markets in and near Soudan

  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (7km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (8km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (12km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (15km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Melle: market Friday (22km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (27km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (29km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (29km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (32km)

More information about Soudan, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Soudan, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (12km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (42km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (44km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (47km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (50km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (19km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (28km)
  • Laverré (34km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (53km)

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 (29km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (37km)
  • Zoodyssée (38km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Soudan

Canton: Mothe-Saint-Héray

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79800

Distance to Soudan

from Niort (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 327 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 653 km

from Bordeaux: 180 km

from Strasbourg: 637 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fomperron, Nanteuil, Pamproux, Saint-Germier, Sainte-Eanne, Salles and Souvigne.

This page in French: Visiter Soudan