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Leignes-sur-Fontaine tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe at 10 km from Leignes-sur-Fontaine

Visit Leignes-sur-Fontaine: highlights and tourist information

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Leignes-sur-Fontaine is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe at 10 km and Montmorillon at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Leignes-sur-Fontaine, 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 Leignes-sur-Fontaine in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 10 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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...

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

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

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

See Futuroscope guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Le-Dorat

Le-Dorat

at 40 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Le-Dorat guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

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

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
Bellac

Bellac

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

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

See Bellac guide
Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction east), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village'...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 63 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Leignes-sur-Fontaine

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Markets in and near Leignes-sur-Fontaine

  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (10km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (26km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (35km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (37km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (37km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (39km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (40km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (40km)

More information about Leignes-sur-Fontaine, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Leignes-sur-Fontaine, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (31km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (32km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (39km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (55km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (19km)
  • Laverré (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (47km)
 
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Geography and distances

Leignes-sur-Fontaine is in the west of France at 35 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Leignes-sur-Fontaine is 287 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Leignes-sur-Fontaine

Canton: Chauvigny

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86300

Distance to Leignes-sur-Fontaine

from Poitiers (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 287 km

from Calais: 500 km

from Nice: 597 km

from Bordeaux: 213 km

from Strasbourg: 572 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 Leignes-sur-Fontaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antigny, Chapelle-Viviers, Fleix, Jouhet and Pindray.

This page in French: Visiter Leignes-sur-Fontaine

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