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Civray tourism and travel guide

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Visit Civray: highlights and tourist information

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Civray is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 48 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Civray is 338 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Civray

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)

More information about Civray, Poitou-Charentes

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)

Geography and distances

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

Civray is in the west of France. 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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