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Avanton tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Futuroscope at 5 km from Avanton

Visit Avanton: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 5 km (direction east)

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in France!...

See Futuroscope guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 9 km (direction south-south-east)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 19 km (direction south-east)

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide
 
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Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when visiting Chauvigny...

See Chauvigny guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 34 km (direction north-west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments...

See La Roche-Posay guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 42 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 44 km (direction east)

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly the...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 44 km (direction east)

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river setting make...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 49 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 51 km (direction east-south-east)

Although it is quite a small town, there is a lot to...

See Montmorillon guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 52 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

See Thouars guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 60 km (direction south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Avanton

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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

  • 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Avanton is in the west of France at 9 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Avanton is 288 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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