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Visit Pensol: highlights and tourist information

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Pensol is situated in the Haute-Vienne department and Limousin region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the southern-centre of France at 42 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Pensol is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalus at 13 km and Nontron at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pensol, 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 Pensol 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 Haute-Vienne

Map of places to visit near Pensol


Markets in and near Pensol

  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (13km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (22km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (31km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (32km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Excideuil: market Thursday (35km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)

More information about Pensol, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Pensol, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (41km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (16km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (31km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (22km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (23km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (31km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (38km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (45km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (48km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (12km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (28km)
  • Site Corot (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (26km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pensol

Canton: Saint-Mathieu

Arrondissement: Rochechouart

Department: Haute-Vienne

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 87440

Distance to Pensol

from Limoges (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 599 km

from Nice: 552 km

from Bordeaux: 139 km

from Strasbourg: 619 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Pensol from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abjat-sur-Bandiat, La Chapelle-Montbrandeix, Marval and Saint-Barthelemy-de-Bussiere.

This page in French: Visiter Pensol

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