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Charrais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Futuroscope at 13 km from Charrais

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Charrais 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 Charrais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Futuroscope at 13 km and Poitiers at 17 km.

Charrais, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
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Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 35 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 44 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
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 46 km (direction north-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
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 48 km (direction east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 50 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
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 53 km (direction west-south-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 Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 55 km (direction 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

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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)

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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

  • 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Charrais is in the west of France at 17 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Charrais is 289 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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