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Pensol tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chalus at 13 km from Pensol

Visit Pensol: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Chalus

Chalus

at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles in the...

See Chalus guide
Nontron

Nontron

at 16 km (direction west-south-west), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural...

See Nontron guide
Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 21 km (direction north-east)

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open...

See Le Jardin de Liliane guide
Saint-Jean-de-Cole

Saint-Jean-de-Cole

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south), in the Dordogne department

Saint-Jean-de-Cole is a small but very pretty village with...

See Saint-Jean-de-Cole guide
 
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Chateau de Puyguilhem

Chateau de Puyguilhem

Castle at 21 km (direction south-south-west), in the Dordogne department

Extensive renovation work at the Chateau de Puyguilhem has brought a new...

See Chateau de Puyguilhem guide
Chateau de Jumilhac

Chateau de Jumilhac

Castle at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

The Chateau de Jumilhac is in the northern Dordogn, within the...

See Chateau de Jumilhac guide
Thiviers

Thiviers

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Thiviers is a very typical Dordogne market town, best known for...

See Thiviers guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 23 km (direction west), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre....

See Varaignes guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

at 24 km (direction west)

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has...

See Rochechouart guide
Marthon

Marthon

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

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but...

See Marthon guide
Brantome

Brantome

at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Dordogne department

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing...

See Brantome guide
Brantome Abbey

Brantome Abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Dordogne department

Brantome Abbey is an impressive abbey with troglodyte caves in...

See Brantome Abbey guide
Saint-Junien

Saint-Junien

at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be...

See Saint-Junien guide
Aixe-sur-Vienne

Aixe-sur-Vienne

at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Pensol

 
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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

  • 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Pensol is in the southern-centre of France at 42 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Pensol is 379 kilometres from Paris).

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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