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Vitre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vitre in Deux-Sevres

Photo is of Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 7 km from Vitre

Visit Vitre: highlights and tourist information

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Vitre 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 21 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Vitre is 344 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire at 7 km and Melle at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vitre, 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 Vitre 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 Vitre


Markets in and near Vitre

  • Melle: market Friday (8km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (11km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (12km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (14km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (16km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (21km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (24km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (29km)

More information about Vitre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vitre, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (28km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (39km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (45km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (53km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (8km)
  • La Guyonnière (33km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (44km)
  • Laverré (45km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (45km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (22km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (38km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (49km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vitre

Canton: Celles-sur-Belle

Arrondissement: Niort

Department: Deux-Sevres

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 79370

Distance to Vitre

from Niort (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 344 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 653 km

from Bordeaux: 163 km

from Strasbourg: 650 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigonnay, Beaussais, Celles-sur-Belle, La Couarde, Prailles and Thorigne.

This page in French: Visiter Vitre

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