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Civray tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 15 km from Civray

Visit Civray: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 15 km and Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Civray, 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 Civray in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Ruffec

Ruffec

at 15 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 17 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

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

Verteuil-sur-Charente

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

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

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

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

See Bayers guide
 
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Tusson

Tusson

at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 32 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 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide
Melle

Melle

at 35 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 35 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
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

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

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

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

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Brigueuil

Brigueuil

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide

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Map of places to visit near Civray

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Markets in and near Civray

Market days in Civray: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (12km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (15km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (28km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (31km)
  • Melle: market Friday (35km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (36km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (39km)

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Tourist attractions near Civray, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (8km)
  • Sanxay (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (2km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (6km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (15km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (20km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (37km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (13km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (30km)
  • Laverré (33km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (31km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Civray is in the west of France at 48 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Civray is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Civray

Canton: Civray

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86400

Distance to Civray

from Poitiers (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 612 km

from Bordeaux: 161 km

from Strasbourg: 623 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 Civray from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzay, Genouille, Saint-Gaudent, Saint-Macoux, Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil, Saint-Saviol, Savigne and Vouleme.

This page in French: Visiter Civray

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