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Plaisance tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Montmorillon at 11 km from Plaisance

Visit Plaisance: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Montmorillon at 11 km and Le-Dorat at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Plaisance, 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 Plaisance in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 11 km (direction )

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

See Montmorillon guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will...

See Le-Dorat guide


Heritage Site at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe,...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


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

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval...

See Bellac guide


at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chauvigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Mortemart guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


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

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

See Confolens guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the river setting make...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre department

The unspoiled medieval streets in the 'most beautiful village' of Saint-Benoit-de-Sault quickly...

See Saint-Benoit-du-Sault guide


at 42 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Brigueuil guide
Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The Lac de Saint-Pardoux s a large leisure lake in the...

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Plaisance


Markets in and near Plaisance

  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (26km)
  • Le Blanc: market Saturday (36km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (49km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (50km)
  • Saint-Gaultier: market Friday (54km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (55km)

More information about Plaisance, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Plaisance, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (26km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (27km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (36km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (40km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (44km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Touffou (38km)
  • Laverré (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Bellac (27km)
  • Bessines-sur-Gartempe (46km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (46km)

Geography and distances

Plaisance is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Plaisance is 302 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Plaisance

Canton: Montmorillon

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86500

Distance to Plaisance

from Poitiers (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 302 km

from Calais: 518 km

from Nice: 581 km

from Bordeaux: 201 km

from Strasbourg: 574 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 Plaisance from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Moulismes and Saulge.

This page in French: Visiter Plaisance

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