Fontaine-le-Comte tourism and travel guide

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Fontaine-le-Comte is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fontaine-le-Comte in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Poitiers at 8 km and Nouaille-Maupertuis at 12 km.

Fontaine-le-Comte, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


Theme Park at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
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at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 44 km (direction north-west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 46 km (direction south-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


at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide


Heritage Site at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 49 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments...

See La Roche-Posay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide

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Markets in and near Fontaine-le-Comte

  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (8km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (12km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (14km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (19km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (21km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (30km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (31km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontaine-le-Comte, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (21km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (33km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (43km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (44km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (44km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (45km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (12km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (24km)
  • Touffou (27km)
  • La Guyonnière (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (46km)

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 (12km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (32km)

Geography and distances

Fontaine-le-Comte is in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Fontaine-le-Comte is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontaine-le-Comte

Canton: Poitiers 5e Canton

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86240

Distance to Fontaine-le-Comte

from Poitiers (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 505 km

from Nice: 634 km

from Bordeaux: 199 km

from Strasbourg: 606 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 Fontaine-le-Comte from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beruges, Biard, Coulombiers, Croutelle, Iteuil, Liguge, Poitiers and Vouneuil-sous-Biard.

This page in French: Visiter Fontaine-le-Comte


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