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La Grimaudiere tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Grimaudiere in Vienne

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 9 km from La Grimaudiere

Visit La Grimaudiere: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 9 km and Thouars at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Grimaudiere, 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 La Grimaudiere in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 9 km (direction north-north-west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

See Thouars guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at...

See Parthenay guide


Theme Park at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 35 km (direction south-east)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting...

See Poitiers guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region,...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 45 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

See Tavant guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France',...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Grimaudiere


Markets in and near La Grimaudiere

  • Thenezay: market Sunday (10km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (12km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (22km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (26km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (27km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (30km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (33km)

More information about La Grimaudiere, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Grimaudiere, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (23km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (23km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (49km)

Geography and distances

La Grimaudiere is in the west of France at 35 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: La Grimaudiere is 287 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Grimaudiere

Canton: Moncontour

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86330

Distance to La Grimaudiere

from Poitiers (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 287 km

from Calais: 480 km

from Nice: 664 km

from Bordeaux: 224 km

from Strasbourg: 611 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 La Grimaudiere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Assais-les-Jumeaux, Craon, Cuhon, Marnes, Mazeuil and Saint-Jean-de-Sauves.

This page in French: Visiter La Grimaudiere

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