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Orches tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chatellerault at 19 km from Orches

Visit Orches: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatellerault at 19 km and Futuroscope at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orches, 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 Orches in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide


Theme Park at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tavant guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in the...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide


at 33 km (direction south)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very...

See Chinon guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 39 km (direction east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see:...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France',...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide

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

Map of places to visit near Orches


Markets in and near Orches

  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (15km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (18km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (19km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (22km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (29km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (30km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (32km)

More information about Orches, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Orches, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (23km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (23km)
  • Chauvigny (43km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (45km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Orches is in the west of France at 33 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Orches is 267 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Orches

Canton: Lencloître

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86230

Distance to Orches

from Poitiers (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 267 km

from Calais: 466 km

from Nice: 648 km

from Bordeaux: 238 km

from Strasbourg: 587 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 Orches from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berthegon, Cernay, Doussay, Princay, Saint-Christophe, Saires, Savigny-sous-Faye, Serigny and Sossais.

This page in French: Visiter Orches

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