Genouille tourism and travel guide

Photo of Genouille in Vienne

Photo is of Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 12 km from Genouille

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Genouille 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 Genouille in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 12 km and Ruffec at 14 km.

Genouille, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

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at 14 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

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at 16 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

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at 22 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are several other...

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at 28 km (direction east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of an ancient...

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at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

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at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

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at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 39 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 40 km (direction south), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente, with both...

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

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

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the rest of...

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at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the most interesting...

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at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a very pleasant...

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Markets in and near Genouille

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (17km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (18km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (31km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (36km)
  • Melle: market Friday (39km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (41km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Genouille, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (7km)
  • Sanxay (51km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (5km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (14km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (19km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (33km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (10km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (28km)
  • Laverré (37km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (49km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (15km)

Geography and distances

Genouille is in the west of France at 53 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Genouille is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genouille

Canton: Charroux

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86250

Distance to Genouille

from Poitiers (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 608 km

from Bordeaux: 158 km

from Strasbourg: 622 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 Genouille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnois, Charroux, Civray, Lizant, Saint-Gaudent, Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil, Savigne and Surin.

This page in French: Visiter Genouille