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Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 18 km from Brion

Visit Brion: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 18 km and Poitiers at 27 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brion, 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 Brion in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
 
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Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 36 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

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

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Melle

Melle

at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 49 km (direction west-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
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Brion

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Markets in and near Brion

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (27km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (28km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (33km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (37km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (37km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (39km)

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Tourist attractions near Brion, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (24km)
  • Sanxay (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (5km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (10km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (18km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (19km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (28km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (42km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (14km)
  • Touffou (31km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (17km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (18km)
 
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Geography and distances

Brion is in the west of France at 27 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Brion is 312 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brion

Canton: Gençay

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86160

Distance to Brion

from Poitiers (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 312 km

from Calais: 521 km

from Nice: 610 km

from Bordeaux: 187 km

from Strasbourg: 601 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 Brion from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gencay, La Ferriere-Airoux, Magne, Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere and Saint-Secondin.

This page in French: Visiter Brion

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