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Arcay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Arcay: highlights and tourist information

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Arcay is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 50 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Arcay is 273 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 10 km and Thouars at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arcay, 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 Arcay 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 Vienne

Map of places to visit near Arcay


Markets in and near Arcay

  • Loudun: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (17km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (20km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (24km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (27km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (28km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (29km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (29km)

More information about Arcay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Arcay, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (7km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (7km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (34km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arcay

Canton: Loudun

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86200

Distance to Arcay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 273 km

from Calais: 462 km

from Nice: 673 km

from Bordeaux: 242 km

from Strasbourg: 605 km

Getting here

Arcay is in the west of France. 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 Arcay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brie, Chalais, Curcay-sur-Dive, Glenouze, Loudun, Martaize, Mouterre-Silly, Pas-de-Jeu, Ranton and Saint-Laon.

This page in French: Visiter Arcay

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