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Marcay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 15 km from Marcay

Visit Marcay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 15 km and Poitiers at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marcay, 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 Marcay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
 
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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 39 km (direction west-south-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
Melle

Melle

at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 45 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 46 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 48 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 50 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 50 km (direction north-north-west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 57 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marcay

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Markets in and near Marcay

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (5km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (15km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (15km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (20km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (27km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (28km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (29km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (35km)

More information about Marcay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Marcay, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (18km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (17km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (35km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (38km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (39km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (46km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (8km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (28km)
  • Touffou (32km)
  • La Guyonnière (37km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (5km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (25km)
 
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Geography and distances

Marcay is in the west of France at 16 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Marcay is 310 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marcay

Canton: Vivonne

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86370

Distance to Marcay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 310 km

from Calais: 513 km

from Nice: 632 km

from Bordeaux: 191 km

from Strasbourg: 612 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 Marcay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Celle-Levescault, Cloue, Coulombiers, Marigny-Chemereau and Vivonne.

This page in French: Visiter Marcay

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