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Nieuil-l'Espoir tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nieuil-l'Espoir in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 4 km from Nieuil-l'Espoir

Visit Nieuil-l'Espoir: highlights and tourist information

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Nieuil-l'Espoir is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 4 km and Poitiers at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nieuil-l'Espoir, 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 Nieuil-l'Espoir in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 4 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide


Theme Park at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide


Heritage Site at 33 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


at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 44 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide


at 51 km (direction south-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
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 54 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its...

See Melle guide


at 57 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will...

See Le-Dorat guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 57 km (direction north-west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Nieuil-l'Espoir


Markets in and near Nieuil-l'Espoir

  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (15km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (16km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (24km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (28km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (28km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (31km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (32km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (33km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (38km)

More information about Nieuil-l'Espoir, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Nieuil-l'Espoir, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (35km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (18km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (32km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (33km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (39km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (42km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (10km)
  • Touffou (18km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (16km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (29km)

Geography and distances

Nieuil-l'Espoir is in the west of France at 14 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Nieuil-l'Espoir is 300 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Nieuil-l'Espoir

Canton: Villedieu-du-Clain

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86340

Distance to Nieuil-l'Espoir

from Poitiers (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 300 km

from Calais: 507 km

from Nice: 617 km

from Bordeaux: 199 km

from Strasbourg: 595 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 Nieuil-l'Espoir from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fleure, Gizay, Nouaille-Maupertuis, Savigny-Levescault and Vernon.

This page in French: Visiter Nieuil-l'Espoir

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