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Chauvigny tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chauvigny: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when visiting Chauvigny

Chauvigny 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 Chauvigny. For detailed visitor information see the Chauvigny travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Chauvigny include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 19 km and Angles-sur-l'Anglin at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chauvigny, 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 Chauvigny in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 17 km (direction east)

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

Although it is quite a small town, there is...

See Montmorillon guide
 
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Poitiers

Poitiers

at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 27 km (direction north-east)

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the...

See La Roche-Posay guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 48 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre department

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
Le-Dorat

Le-Dorat

at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will...

See Le-Dorat guide
Bellac

Bellac

at 58 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval...

See Bellac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chauvigny

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Markets in and near Chauvigny

  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (17km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (24km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (25km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (25km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (29km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (33km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (34km)

More information about Chauvigny, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chauvigny, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (14km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (28km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (34km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (7km)
  • Laverré (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (34km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chauvigny is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Chauvigny is 284 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chauvigny

Canton: Chauvigny

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86300

Distance to Chauvigny

from Poitiers (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 284 km

from Calais: 495 km

from Nice: 609 km

from Bordeaux: 215 km

from Strasbourg: 578 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 Chauvigny from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bonnes and Pouille.

This page in French: Visiter Chauvigny

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