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Payroux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Payroux in Vienne

Photo is of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 24 km from Payroux

Visit Payroux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 24 km and Confolens at 27 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Payroux, 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 Payroux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide


at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


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

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

See Ruffec guide


at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montmorillon guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide


at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church...

See Brigueuil guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide


at 41 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been...

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide

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

Map of places to visit near Payroux


Markets in and near Payroux

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (25km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (29km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (31km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (38km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (41km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (43km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (44km)

More information about Payroux, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Payroux, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (10km)
  • Sanxay (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (5km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (8km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (16km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (30km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (47km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (49km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (26km)
  • Laverré (28km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (45km)
  • Touffou (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (15km)

Geography and distances

Payroux is in the west of France at 42 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Payroux is 325 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Payroux

Canton: Charroux

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86350

Distance to Payroux

from Poitiers (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 325 km

from Calais: 536 km

from Nice: 602 km

from Bordeaux: 174 km

from Strasbourg: 607 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 Payroux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateau-Garnier, Jousse, Mauprevoir and Saint-Martin-l'Ars.

This page in French: Visiter Payroux

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