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Gencay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gencay in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 15 km from Gencay

Visit Gencay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 15 km and Poitiers at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gencay, 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 Gencay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 15 km (direction )

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
 
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Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 41 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 42 km (direction 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
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Confolens

Confolens

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

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

See Confolens guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

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

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 51 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide

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

Map of places to visit near Gencay

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Markets in and near Gencay

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (24km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (26km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (28km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (35km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (35km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (35km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (36km)

More information about Gencay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Gencay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (25km)
  • Sanxay (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (1km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (14km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (23km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (23km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (29km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (41km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (10km)
  • Touffou (31km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (39km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (45km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (13km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (17km)
 
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Geography and distances

Gencay is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Gencay is 312 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gencay

Canton: Gençay

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86160

Distance to Gencay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 312 km

from Calais: 520 km

from Nice: 615 km

from Bordeaux: 187 km

from Strasbourg: 604 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 Gencay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brion, La Ferriere-Airoux, Magne, Marnay and Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere.

This page in French: Visiter Gencay

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