Plaisance tourism and travel guide

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Visit Plaisance: highlights and tourist information

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Plaisance is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 50 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Plaisance is 302 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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

  • Brenne (47km)

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

  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (46km)
  • Etangs de la Brenne (47km)

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

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

Plaisance is in the west of France. 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