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Charrais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charrais in Vienne

Photo is of Futuroscope at 13 km from Charrais

Visit Charrais: highlights and tourist information

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Charrais is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 17 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Charrais is 289 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Futuroscope at 13 km and Poitiers at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charrais, 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 Charrais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Charrais


Markets in and near Charrais

  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (4km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (7km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (13km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (16km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (18km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (22km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (29km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (29km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (31km)

More information about Charrais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Charrais, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (36km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (28km)
  • Oiron Chateau (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (26km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (28km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Charrais

Canton: Neuville-de-Poitou

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86170

Distance to Charrais

from Poitiers (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 289 km

from Calais: 488 km

from Nice: 646 km

from Bordeaux: 216 km

from Strasbourg: 603 km

Getting here

Charrais is in the west of France. 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 Charrais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blaslay, Chabournay, Champigny-le-Sec, Cheneche, Cisse, Frozes, Le Rochereau, Neuville-de-Poitou, Villiers and Yversay.

This page in French: Visiter Charrais

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