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Lizant tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 9 km from Lizant

Visit Lizant: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 9 km and Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Lizant, 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 Lizant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 9 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


at 12 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide


at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide


at 32 km (direction east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

See La Rochefoucauld guide


at 47 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide


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

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide


at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide

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

Map of places to visit near Lizant


Markets in and near Lizant

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (15km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (16km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Melle: market Friday (36km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (38km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (39km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)

Hotels near Lizant

More information about Lizant, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Lizant, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (12km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (9km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (12km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (24km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (34km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (50km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (6km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (23km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (36km)
  • Laverré (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (18km)

Geography and distances

Lizant is in the west of France at 55 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Lizant is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lizant

Canton: Civray

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86400

Distance to Lizant

from Poitiers (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 553 km

from Nice: 611 km

from Bordeaux: 154 km

from Strasbourg: 627 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 Lizant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Genouille, Les Adjots, Saint-Gaudent, Saint-Macoux, Saint-Saviol, Taize-Aizie and Vouleme.

This page in French: Visiter Lizant

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