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Photo is of Montmorillon at 8 km from Journet

Visit Journet: highlights and tourist information

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Journet 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 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Journet, 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 Journet in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Montmorillon guide


Heritage Site at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chauvigny guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Le-Dorat guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 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
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Indre department

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect place...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide


at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Bellac guide


at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre department

There are several churches of interest here in Argenton-sur-Creuse, and a very...

See Argenton-sur-Creuse guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction south), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Mortemart guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 47 km (direction east-south-east), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns...

See La Souterraine guide


at 48 km (direction south), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide

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

Map of places to visit near Journet


Markets in and near Journet

  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (14km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (20km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (38km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (40km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (43km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (44km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (44km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (50km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (51km)

More information about Journet, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Journet, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (56km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (27km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (44km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (44km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (31km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Journet is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Journet is 285 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Journet

Canton: Trimouille

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86290

Distance to Journet

from Poitiers (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 285 km

from Calais: 503 km

from Nice: 582 km

from Bordeaux: 217 km

from Strasbourg: 561 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 Journet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Haims, La Trimouille and Saint-Leomer.

This page in French: Visiter Journet

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