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Payre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Payre in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 24 km from Payre

Visit Payre: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 24 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 30 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
 
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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 35 km (direction south), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is...

See Ruffec guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 40 km (direction south), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 44 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente...

See Tusson guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 47 km (direction south), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here,...

See Bayers guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 49 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 49 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at...

See Parthenay guide

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Map of places to visit near Payre

 
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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)
 
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Geography and distances

Payre is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Payre is 322 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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