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Visit Avanton: highlights and tourist information

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Avanton is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 9 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Avanton is 288 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Futuroscope at 5 km and Poitiers at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avanton, 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 Avanton 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 Avanton


Markets in and near Avanton

  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (5km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (5km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (9km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (11km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (17km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (25km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (26km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (34km)

More information about Avanton, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Avanton, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (42km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (30km)
  • Oiron Chateau (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (33km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (37km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (44km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (23km)
  • Laverré (25km)
  • La Guyonnière (42km)

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 (27km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avanton

Canton: Neuville-de-Poitou

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86170

Distance to Avanton

from Poitiers (prefecture): 9 km

from Paris: 288 km

from Calais: 490 km

from Nice: 637 km

from Bordeaux: 214 km

from Strasbourg: 597 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chasseneuil-du-Poitou, Cisse, Jaunay-Clan, Migne-Auxances and Neuville-de-Poitou.

This page in French: Visiter Avanton

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