Pontarion tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pontarion in Creuse

Photo is of Lake Vassiviere at 20 km from Pontarion

Visit Pontarion: highlights and tourist information

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Pontarion is situated in the Creuse department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pontarion in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lake Vassiviere at 20 km and Aubusson at 25 km.

Pontarion, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Lake Vassiviere

Lake Vassiviere

Scenery at 20 km (direction south), in the Haute-Vienne department

The largest lake in Limousin, Lake Vassiviere is a popular leisure lake...

See Lake Vassiviere guide


at 25 km (direction east)

Aubusson is world famous for the rugs that have been produced here...

See Aubusson guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat, with its medieval houses and collegiale church, is a reminder that...

See Saint-Leonard-de-Noblat guide
La Souterraine

La Souterraine

at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

La Souterraine is one of those 'hard to find' traditional French towns...

See La Souterraine guide
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Lac de Saint-Pardoux

Lac de Saint-Pardoux

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

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

See Lac de Saint-Pardoux guide


at 49 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

Limoges is not usually featured on a list of 'must be visited...

See Limoges guide


at 51 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small village of Pierre-Buffiere is listed as a village d'etape -...

See Pierre-Buffiere guide


Most Beautiful Village at 61 km (direction north-west), 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

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

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Map of places to visit near Pontarion


Markets in and near Pontarion

  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Ahun: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (19km)
  • Lavaveix-les-Mines: market Thursday (20km)
  • Aubusson: market Saturday (25km)
  • Felletin: market Friday (28km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Bugeat: market Thursday - seasonal market only (45km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (48km)

More information about Pontarion, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Pontarion, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Millevaches en Limousin (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin-arboretum de La Sédelle (47km)
  • Jardins du château d'Ainay-le-Vieil (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Pontarion is in the southern-centre of France at 19 kilometres from Gueret, the department capital (general information: Pontarion is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pontarion

Canton: Pontarion

Arrondissement: Guéret

Department: Creuse

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 23250

Distance to Pontarion

from Gueret (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 551 km

from Nice: 498 km

from Bordeaux: 229 km

from Strasbourg: 530 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Saint-Martial, Mansat-la-Courriere, Saint-Hilaire-le-Chateau, Sardent, Soubrebost, Thauron and Vidaillat.

This page in French: Visiter Pontarion


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