Gartempe tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gartempe in Creuse

Photo is of La Souterraine at 22 km from Gartempe

Visit Gartempe: highlights and tourist information

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Gartempe is situated in the Creuse 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 Gartempe in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Souterraine at 22 km and Lac de Saint-Pardoux at 37 km.

Gartempe, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns that are...

See La Souterraine guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne department...

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Lake Vassiviere

Lake Vassiviere

Scenery at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The largest lake in Limousin, Lake Vassiviere is a popular leisure lake with numerous...

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at 40 km (direction south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that the town...

See Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here during several...

See Aubusson guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-west), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly take you...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre department

Gargilesse-Dampierre is a very small village, but also very pretty and in a lovely...

See Gargilesse-Dampierre guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited places' but...

See Limoges guide


at 52 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre department

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very pretty walk...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide
La Chatre

La Chatre

at 52 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre department

La Chatre is a small town and quick to explore - before setting off...

See La Chatre guide


at 61 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a pleasure to...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide


at 65 km (direction north-east), in the Cher department

The castle at Culan is one of the most interesting in the quiet Cher...

See Culan guide

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

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Map of places to visit near Gartempe


Markets in and near Gartempe

  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (10km)
  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Ahun: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Lavaveix-les-Mines: market Thursday (28km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Aubusson: market Saturday (40km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (43km)
  • Felletin: market Friday (45km)
  • Limoges: market every day (52km)

More information about Gartempe, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Gartempe, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (51km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • La Souterraine (22km)
  • Bessines-sur-Gartempe (29km)
  • Eguzon-Chantome (35km)
  • Gouzon (39km)

Geography and distances

Gartempe is in the southern-centre of France at 10 kilometres from Gueret, the department capital (general information: Gartempe is 304 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gartempe

Canton: Saint-Vaury

Arrondissement: Guéret

Department: Creuse

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 23320

Distance to Gartempe

from Gueret (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 304 km

from Calais: 534 km

from Nice: 513 km

from Bordeaux: 232 km

from Strasbourg: 527 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Gartempe from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Brionne, Montaigut-le-Blanc, Saint-Leger-le-Gueretois, Saint-Silvain-Montaigut, Saint-Vaury and Saint-Victor-en-Marche.

This page in French: Visiter Gartempe