Craon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Craon: highlights and tourist information

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Craon is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 32 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Craon is 289 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 12 km and Parthenay at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Craon, 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 Craon 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 Craon

Markets in and near Craon

  • Thenezay: market Sunday (7km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (13km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (19km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (25km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (28km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (29km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (32km)

More information about Craon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Craon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Craon.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (27km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Oiron Chateau (21km)
  • Sanxay (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (27km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (13km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (13km)
  • La Guyonnière (29km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (42km)
  • Laverré (44km)
  • Touffou (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Craon

Canton: Moncontour

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86110

Distance to Craon

from Poitiers (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 289 km

from Calais: 483 km

from Nice: 662 km

from Bordeaux: 220 km

from Strasbourg: 612 km

Getting here

Craon 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 Craon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cuhon, Doux, La Grimaudiere, Massognes, Mazeuil and Thenezay.

This page in French: Visiter Craon