Champniers tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 23 km from Champniers

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Champniers 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 Champniers in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 23 km and Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 24 km.

Champniers, France: places to visit and attractions

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



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

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

See Ruffec guide


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

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

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at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

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at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

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at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

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at 37 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 37 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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

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

See Tusson guide


at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 46 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 47 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montmorillon guide


at 50 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

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Map of places to visit near Champniers


Markets in and near Champniers

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (13km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (20km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (24km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (32km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (33km)
  • Melle: market Friday (37km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (38km)

More information about Champniers, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Champniers, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (10km)
  • Sanxay (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (9km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (10km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (12km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (16km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (36km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (56km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (21km)
  • Laverré (25km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (37km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (38km)
  • Touffou (48km)
  • La Guyonnière (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (24km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (5km)

Geography and distances

Champniers is in the west of France at 40 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Champniers is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champniers

Canton: Civray

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86400

Distance to Champniers

from Poitiers (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 538 km

from Nice: 613 km

from Bordeaux: 169 km

from Strasbourg: 616 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 Champniers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Baton, Romagne and Saint-Romain.

This page in French: Visiter Champniers


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