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Chatellerault tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chatellerault: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses

Chatellerault is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Chatellerault. For detailed visitor information see the Chatellerault travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Futuroscope at 21 km and Chauvigny at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chatellerault, 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 Chatellerault in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 21 km (direction east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide


Theme Park at 21 km (direction south-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river setting make...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau...

See Chateau du Rivau guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide


Heritage Site at 37 km (direction south-east)

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly the...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 45 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 47 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place...

See Loches guide


at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

See Chinon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chatellerault


Markets in and near Chatellerault

Market days in Chatellerault: weekly market: Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday;

  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (0km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (8km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (20km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (21km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (23km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (28km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Chatellerault, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chatellerault, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (41km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

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 (49km)

Geography and distances

Chatellerault is in the west of France at 31 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Chatellerault is 264 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatellerault

Canton: Châtellerault

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86100

Distance to Chatellerault

from Poitiers (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 264 km

from Calais: 469 km

from Nice: 630 km

from Bordeaux: 237 km

from Strasbourg: 573 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 Chatellerault from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antran, Cenon-sur-Vienne and Senille.

This page in French: Visiter Chatellerault

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