La Roche-Posay tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the main historical monuments in the spa town of La Roche-Posay

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near La Roche-Posay. For detailed visitor information see the La Roche-Posay travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Roche-Posay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatellerault at 21 km and Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe at 25 km.

La Roche-Posay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Chatellerault guide


Heritage Site at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chauvigny guide
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Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 31 km (direction east), in the Indre department

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Theme Park at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Numerous historic monuments make the citadel in Loches a very interesting place...

See Loches guide


at 40 km (direction south)

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

See Montmorillon guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the tiny village...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide


at 50 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tavant guide


Most Beautiful Village at 51 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

On the Indrois river, it is the quaint old town, the castle...

See Montresor guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 51 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide

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Markets in and near La Roche-Posay

Market days in La Roche-Posay: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday;

  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (0km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (12km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (15km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (21km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (25km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (26km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (26km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (28km)
  • Mezieres-en-Brenne: market Thursday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near La Roche-Posay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (34km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (58km)

Geography and distances

La Roche-Posay is in the west of France at 43 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: La Roche-Posay is 257 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Roche-Posay

Canton: Pleumartin

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86270

Distance to La Roche-Posay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 257 km

from Calais: 469 km

from Nice: 610 km

from Bordeaux: 242 km

from Strasbourg: 556 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 Roche-Posay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boussay, Coussay-les-Bois, Pleumartin and Yzeures-sur-Creuse.

This page in French: Visiter La Roche-Posay


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