Blanzay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Blanzay in Vienne

Photo is of Ruffec at 19 km from Blanzay

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Blanzay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 19 km and Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 23 km.

Blanzay, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Ruffec

Ruffec

at 19 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

See Ruffec guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is of most...

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Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 24 km (direction south), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Charente River...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Melle

Melle

at 31 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style churches, built...

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 31 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 31 km (direction south), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are several other...

See Bayers guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

See Tusson guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of an ancient...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain and some...

See Confolens guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 43 km (direction north-north-east)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the 12th century...

See Poitiers guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 51 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 54 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montmorillon guide

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Markets in and near Blanzay

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (7km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (14km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (25km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (29km)
  • Melle: market Friday (31km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (33km)

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Tourist attractions near Blanzay, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (13km)
  • Sanxay (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (7km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (12km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (20km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (23km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (43km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (19km)
  • Laverré (28km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (31km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (33km)
  • La Guyonnière (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (25km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (5km)
 
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Geography and distances

Blanzay is in the west of France at 43 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Blanzay is 335 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Blanzay

Canton: Civray

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86400

Distance to Blanzay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 335 km

from Calais: 541 km

from Nice: 618 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 623 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 Blanzay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brux, Champagne-le-Sec, Civray, Linazay, Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil and Savigne.

This page in French: Visiter Blanzay