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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!



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


at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Montmorillon guide


at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chauvigny guide


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


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


at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Poitiers guide


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

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chatellerault guide


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


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

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

See Bellac guide


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


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)

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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