Paizay-le-Sec tourism and travel guide

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Visit Paizay-le-Sec: highlights and tourist information

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Paizay-le-Sec is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 34 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Paizay-le-Sec is 279 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe at 7 km and Chauvigny at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Paizay-le-Sec, 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 Paizay-le-Sec 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 Paizay-le-Sec

Markets in and near Paizay-le-Sec

  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (7km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (23km)
  • La Roche-Posay: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (31km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (32km)
  • Preuilly-sur-Claise: market Thursday & Saturday (33km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (33km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (34km)
  • Le Grand-Pressigny: market Thursday (38km)

More information about Paizay-le-Sec, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Paizay-le-Sec, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Paizay-le-Sec.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Brenne (36km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (36km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (38km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (15km)
  • Laverré (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Etangs de la Brenne (36km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (43km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (53km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Paizay-le-Sec

Canton: Chauvigny

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86300

Distance to Paizay-le-Sec

from Poitiers (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 279 km

from Calais: 493 km

from Nice: 601 km

from Bordeaux: 220 km

from Strasbourg: 568 km

Getting here

Paizay-le-Sec 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 Paizay-le-Sec from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antigny, Fleix and Lauthiers.

This page in French: Visiter Paizay-le-Sec