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Civaux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Civaux in Vienne

Photo is of Chauvigny at 14 km from Civaux

Visit Civaux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chauvigny at 14 km and Montmorillon at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Civaux, 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 Civaux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 14 km (direction )

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

See Chauvigny guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
 
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Poitiers

Poitiers

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Le-Dorat

Le-Dorat

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

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

See Le-Dorat guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

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

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Bellac

Bellac

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 48 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide
Mortemart

Mortemart

Most Beautiful Village at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Mortemart guide

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

Map of places to visit near Civaux

 
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Markets in and near Civaux

  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (20km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (30km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (31km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (35km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (37km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (38km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (42km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (43km)

More information about Civaux, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Civaux, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (15km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (21km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (21km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (29km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (45km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (20km)
  • Laverré (25km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Civaux is in the west of France at 30 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Civaux is 296 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Civaux

Canton: Lussac-les-Châteaux

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86320

Distance to Civaux

from Poitiers (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 296 km

from Calais: 508 km

from Nice: 601 km

from Bordeaux: 203 km

from Strasbourg: 582 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 Civaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chapelle-Viviers, Lhommaize, Lussac-les-Chateaux, Mazerolles and Verrieres.

This page in French: Visiter Civaux

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