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Chalais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 13 km from Chalais

Visit Chalais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 13 km and Thouars at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chalais, 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 Chalais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 13 km (direction south-west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 23 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 23 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
 
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Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 26 km (direction west-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chinon guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tavant guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chalais

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Markets in and near Chalais

  • Loudun: market Tuesday (4km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (18km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (23km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (24km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (26km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (27km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (27km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (29km)

More information about Chalais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chalais, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (5km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (4km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (25km)
  • Chauvigny (62km)

Regional Natural Parcs

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

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chalais is in the west of France at 47 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Chalais is 269 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chalais

Canton: Loudun

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86200

Distance to Chalais

from Poitiers (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 269 km

from Calais: 461 km

from Nice: 668 km

from Bordeaux: 243 km

from Strasbourg: 600 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 Chalais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angliers, Arcay, Loudun and Mouterre-Silly.

This page in French: Visiter Chalais

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