Gencay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gencay: highlights and tourist information

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Gencay is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 24 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Gencay is 312 kilometres from Paris).

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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Gencay

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gencay

Canton: Gençay

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

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

Gencay 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 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