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Marnay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marnay in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 14 km from Marnay

Visit Marnay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 14 km and Poitiers at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Marnay, 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 Marnay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
 
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Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 41 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 42 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 42 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
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 44 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 46 km (direction south-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
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 47 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
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 49 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 50 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marnay

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Markets in and near Marnay

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (7km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (21km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (23km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (25km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (30km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (32km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (33km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (34km)

More information about Marnay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Marnay, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (28km)
  • Sanxay (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (6km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (17km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (25km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (28km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (30km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (44km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (5km)
  • Touffou (31km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (40km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (41km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (42km)
  • La Guyonnière (48km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (7km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (18km)
 
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Geography and distances

Marnay is in the west of France at 21 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Marnay is 312 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marnay

Canton: Vivonne

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86160

Distance to Marnay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 312 km

from Calais: 518 km

from Nice: 621 km

from Bordeaux: 188 km

from Strasbourg: 607 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 Marnay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anche, Aslonnes, Chateau-Larcher, Gencay, Magne and Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere.

This page in French: Visiter Marnay

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