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Oradour-Saint-Genest tourism and travel guide

Photo of Oradour-Saint-Genest in Haute-Vienne

Photo is of Le-Dorat at 4 km from Oradour-Saint-Genest

Visit Oradour-Saint-Genest: highlights and tourist information

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Oradour-Saint-Genest is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le-Dorat at 4 km and Bellac at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Oradour-Saint-Genest, 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 Oradour-Saint-Genest in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Le-Dorat guide


at 13 km (direction south)

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Vienne department

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

See Montmorillon guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 28 km (direction south-east)

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the Haute-Vienne...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), 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 34 km (direction south)

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the...

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Brigueuil guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 35 km (direction east), in the Creuse department

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns...

See La Souterraine guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide


Heritage Site at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vienne department

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to...

See Saint-Junien guide

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

Map of places to visit near Oradour-Saint-Genest


Markets in and near Oradour-Saint-Genest

  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (39km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (40km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (44km)
  • Limoges: market every day (47km)
  • Argenton-sur-Creuse: market Saturday (53km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (53km)

Hotels near Oradour-Saint-Genest

More information about Oradour-Saint-Genest, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Oradour-Saint-Genest, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (25km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (37km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (39km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Oradour-Saint-Genest is in the southern-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Oradour-Saint-Genest is 307 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Oradour-Saint-Genest

Canton: Dorat

Arrondissement: Bellac

Department: Haute-Vienne

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 87210

Distance to Oradour-Saint-Genest

from Limoges (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 307 km

from Calais: 527 km

from Nice: 565 km

from Bordeaux: 200 km

from Strasbourg: 568 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Oradour-Saint-Genest from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Darnac, La Bazeuge, Le Dorat and Thiat.

This page in French: Visiter Oradour-Saint-Genest

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