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Jouhet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Montmorillon at 8 km from Jouhet

Visit Jouhet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Montmorillon at 8 km and Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jouhet, 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 Jouhet in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
 
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Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 33 km (direction west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 33 km (direction west)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Le-Dorat

Le-Dorat

at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy...

See Le-Dorat guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Indre department

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction east), in the Indre department

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

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 43 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Bellac

Bellac

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

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses...

See Bellac guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

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

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide

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

Map of places to visit near Jouhet

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Markets in and near Jouhet

  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (8km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (23km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (40km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (41km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (41km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (42km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (43km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (45km)

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Tourist attractions near Jouhet, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (51km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (8km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (33km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (35km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (40km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (57km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (58km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (24km)
  • Laverré (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (36km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bellac (44km)
  • Vivonne (45km)
  • Bessines-sur-Gartempe (59km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (51km)
 
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Geography and distances

Jouhet is in the west of France at 40 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Jouhet is 286 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Jouhet

Canton: Montmorillon

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86500

Distance to Jouhet

from Poitiers (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 286 km

from Calais: 501 km

from Nice: 592 km

from Bordeaux: 214 km

from Strasbourg: 568 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 Jouhet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antigny, Haims, Leignes-sur-Fontaine and Pindray.

This page in French: Visiter Jouhet

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