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Photo of Surin in Vienne

Photo is of Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 9 km from Surin

Visit Surin: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 9 km and Ruffec at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Surin, 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 Surin in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 9 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 14 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 15 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 20 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide
 
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Confolens

Confolens

at 24 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 24 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Tusson

Tusson

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

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

See Tusson guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

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

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

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

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll...

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Brigueuil

Brigueuil

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

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide
Melle

Melle

at 43 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has...

See Rochechouart guide
Mortemart

Mortemart

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is...

See Mortemart guide

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Map of places to visit near Surin

 
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Markets in and near Surin

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (22km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (22km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (36km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (40km)
  • Melle: market Friday (43km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (46km)

More information about Surin, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Surin, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (8km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (5km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (14km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (19km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (30km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (9km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (28km)
  • Laverré (41km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (19km)
 
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Geography and distances

Surin is in the west of France at 56 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Surin is 343 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Surin

Canton: Charroux

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86250

Distance to Surin

from Poitiers (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 343 km

from Calais: 553 km

from Nice: 604 km

from Bordeaux: 156 km

from Strasbourg: 622 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 Surin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnois, Chatain, Genouille and Le Bouchage.

This page in French: Visiter Surin

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