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Paizay-le-Sec tourism and travel guide

Photo of Paizay-le-Sec in Vienne

Photo is of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe at 7 km from Paizay-le-Sec

Visit Paizay-le-Sec: highlights and tourist information

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Paizay-le-Sec is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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.

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!

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Angles-sur-l'Anglin

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
 
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La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Roche-Posay guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 32 km (direction north-west)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th...

See Chatellerault guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Poitiers guide
Brenne Regional Natural Park

Brenne Regional Natural Park

Natural Parc at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre department

This quiet region of small lakes and fields is a perfect...

See Brenne Regional Natural Park guide
Le-Dorat

Le-Dorat

at 46 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Le-Dorat guide
Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Saint-Benoit-du-Sault

Most Beautiful Village at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village'...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide

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

Map of places to visit near Paizay-le-Sec

 
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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)

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Tourist attractions near Paizay-le-Sec, France

What to do at Paizay-le-Sec? 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

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Paizay-le-Sec is in the west of France at 34 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Paizay-le-Sec is 279 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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