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Champagne-le-Sec tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 18 km from Champagne-le-Sec

Visit Champagne-le-Sec: highlights and tourist information

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Champagne-le-Sec is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 18 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 23 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Champagne-le-Sec, 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 Champagne-le-Sec in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 18 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide


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

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


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

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


at 26 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 26 km (direction 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


at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide


at 30 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide


at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


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

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


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

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

See Confolens guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

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

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 52 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide


at 54 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Champagne-le-Sec


Markets in and near Champagne-le-Sec

  • Chaunay: market Monday (3km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (9km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Melle: market Friday (26km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (28km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (30km)

Hotels near Champagne-le-Sec

More information about Champagne-le-Sec, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Champagne-le-Sec, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (17km)
  • Sanxay (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (9km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (15km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (27km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (28km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (19km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (26km)
  • Laverré (30km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (30km)
  • La Guyonnière (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (26km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (9km)

Geography and distances

Champagne-le-Sec is in the west of France at 45 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Champagne-le-Sec is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champagne-le-Sec

Canton: Civray

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86510

Distance to Champagne-le-Sec

from Poitiers (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 622 km

from Bordeaux: 162 km

from Strasbourg: 628 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 Champagne-le-Sec from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzay, Brux, Chaunay, Linazay and Pliboux.

This page in French: Visiter Champagne-le-Sec

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