Chatain tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 11 km from Chatain

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Chatain 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 Chatain in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 11 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 18 km.

Chatain, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

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

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at 18 km (direction west-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 19 km (direction west), in the Charente department

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

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at 20 km (direction 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 20 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 23 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

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

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

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at 36 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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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 36 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 37 km (direction south), in the Charente department

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

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at 41 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

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

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a...

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

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to...

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Map of places to visit near Chatain


Markets in and near Chatain

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (26km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (26km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (39km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (40km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (41km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (42km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (47km)

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Tourist attractions near Chatain, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (8km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (0km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (8km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (15km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (18km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (24km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (13km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (32km)
  • Laverré (42km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (47km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (40km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (45km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (22km)

Geography and distances

Chatain is in the west of France at 57 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Chatain is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatain

Canton: Charroux

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86250

Distance to Chatain

from Poitiers (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 599 km

from Bordeaux: 158 km

from Strasbourg: 618 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 Chatain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnois, Benest, Le Bouchage, Pleuville and Surin.

This page in French: Visiter Chatain


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