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Chaunay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 20 km from Chaunay

Visit Chaunay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 20 km and Melle at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chaunay, 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 Chaunay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Ruffec

Ruffec

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

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

See Ruffec guide
Melle

Melle

at 24 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 24 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
 
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Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
Bayers

Bayers

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

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

See Bayers guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 44 km (direction north-north-east)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting...

See Poitiers guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 50 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 55 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chaunay

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Markets in and near Chaunay

Market days in Chaunay: weekly market: Monday;

  • Chaunay: market Monday (0km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (9km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Melle: market Friday (24km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (25km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (25km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (27km)

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Tourist attractions near Chaunay, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (20km)
  • Sanxay (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (12km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (17km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (27km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (29km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (21km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (24km)
  • Laverré (29km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (31km)
  • La Guyonnière (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (25km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (10km)
  • Zoodyssée (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chaunay is in the west of France at 44 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Chaunay is 337 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chaunay

Canton: Couhé

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86510

Distance to Chaunay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 337 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 163 km

from Strasbourg: 629 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 Chaunay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brux, Caunay, Champagne-le-Sec, Linazay, Pliboux and Vanzay.

This page in French: Visiter Chaunay

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