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Gizay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gizay in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 8 km from Gizay

Visit Gizay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 8 km and Poitiers at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gizay, 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 Gizay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 8 km (direction )

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide
 
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Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 43 km (direction north-north-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable...

See Chatellerault guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 48 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 49 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 50 km (direction west-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
Melle

Melle

at 50 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide

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Map of places to visit near Gizay

 
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Markets in and near Gizay

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (17km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (27km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (29km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (30km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (33km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (36km)

More information about Gizay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Gizay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (33km)
  • Sanxay (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (7km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (18km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (23km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (29km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (37km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (41km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (7km)
  • Touffou (23km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (41km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (50km)

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) (24km)
 
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Geography and distances

Gizay is in the west of France at 17 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Gizay is 305 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Gizay

Canton: Villedieu-du-Clain

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86340

Distance to Gizay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 305 km

from Calais: 512 km

from Nice: 617 km

from Bordeaux: 195 km

from Strasbourg: 599 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 Gizay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Villedieu-du-Clain, Nieuil-l'Espoir, Roches-Premarie-Andille and Vernon.

This page in French: Visiter Gizay

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