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Maire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Maire in Vienne

Photo is of La Roche-Posay at 9 km from Maire

Visit Maire: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Roche-Posay at 9 km and Chatellerault at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Maire, 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 Maire in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 9 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide


at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chatellerault guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chauvigny guide


Heritage Site at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


at 34 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Loches guide


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

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

See Futuroscope guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre department

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

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 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 40 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tavant guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide


at 44 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 46 km (direction south-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Montresor guide

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

Map of places to visit near Maire


Markets in and near Maire

  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (8km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (9km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (14km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (14km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (16km)
  • Ligueil: market Monday (21km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (23km)
  • Sainte-Maure-de-Touraine: market Friday (29km)
  • Manthelan: market Thursday (31km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (34km)

More information about Maire, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Maire, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

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 (42km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Maire is in the west of France at 44 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Maire is 252 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Maire

Canton: Pleumartin

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86270

Distance to Maire

from Poitiers (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 252 km

from Calais: 462 km

from Nice: 619 km

from Bordeaux: 247 km

from Strasbourg: 557 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 Maire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barrou, Chambon, Coussay-les-Bois, La Guerche, Lesigny and Leugny.

This page in French: Visiter Maire

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