Sidebar Menu

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

To Visit  Attractions 

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

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

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!

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 7 km (direction south-east)

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See Melle guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 19 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Niort guide
 
Advertisement
 
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 31 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 43 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 44 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 45 km (direction 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
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 47 km (direction 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
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vitre

 
Advertisement
 

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)
 
Advertisement
 

Geography and distances

Vitre is in the western-centre of France at 21 kilometres from Niort, the department capital (general information: Vitre is 344 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

Back To Top