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Benassay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Poitiers at 22 km from Benassay

Visit Benassay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Poitiers at 22 km and Parthenay at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Benassay, 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 Benassay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Poitiers

Poitiers

at 22 km (direction east)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting...

See Poitiers guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
 
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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 35 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 40 km (direction south-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
Melle

Melle

at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 46 km (direction east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Niort

Niort

at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 48 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable...

See Chatellerault guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 55 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 57 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Benassay

 
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Markets in and near Benassay

  • Vouille: market Saturday (13km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (15km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (19km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (22km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (24km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (25km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (26km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)

More information about Benassay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Benassay, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (8km)
  • Oiron Chateau (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (29km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (34km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (39km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (48km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (12km)
  • La Guyonnière (21km)
  • Laverré (26km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (40km)
  • Touffou (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 (22km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (40km)
 
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Geography and distances

Benassay is in the west of France at 22 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Benassay is 308 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Benassay

Canton: Vouillé

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86470

Distance to Benassay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 22 km

from Paris: 308 km

from Calais: 506 km

from Nice: 649 km

from Bordeaux: 198 km

from Strasbourg: 620 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 Benassay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Montreuil, Lavausseau, Les Forges and Vasles.

This page in French: Visiter Benassay

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