Orches tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orches: highlights and tourist information

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Orches is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 33 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Orches is 267 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (45km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (35km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (35km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (39km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (22km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (35km)
  • Touffou (36km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (44km)
  • La Guyonnière (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

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

Orches is in the west of France. 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