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Visit Payre: highlights and tourist information

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Payre is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 28 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Payre is 322 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 24 km and Poitiers at 28 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Payre, 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 Payre 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 Payre


Markets in and near Payre

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (10km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (15km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (16km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (24km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (25km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (28km)
  • Melle: market Friday (30km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (33km)

More information about Payre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Payre, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (24km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (24km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (25km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (28km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (53km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (15km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (30km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (35km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (39km)
  • Touffou (42km)
  • La Guyonnière (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (10km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (12km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Payre

Canton: Couhé

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86700

Distance to Payre

from Poitiers (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 322 km

from Calais: 526 km

from Nice: 627 km

from Bordeaux: 178 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

Payre 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 Payre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anche, Ceaux-en-Couhe, Chatillon, Couhe, Vaux and Voulon.

This page in French: Visiter Payre

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