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Cernay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chatellerault at 18 km from Cernay

Visit Cernay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatellerault at 18 km and Futuroscope at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cernay, 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 Cernay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 28 km (direction south)

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

See Poitiers guide
 
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Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 30 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 37 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 39 km (direction east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

See Chinon guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 42 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
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cernay

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Markets in and near Cernay

  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (15km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (17km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (18km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (20km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (24km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (28km)

More information about Cernay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Cernay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (26km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (26km)
  • Chauvigny (39km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Cernay is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Cernay is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cernay

Canton: Lencloître

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86140

Distance to Cernay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 472 km

from Nice: 646 km

from Bordeaux: 232 km

from Strasbourg: 590 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 Cernay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Doussay, Orches, Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere, Saires and Savigny-sous-Faye.

This page in French: Visiter Cernay

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