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Princay tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau du Rivau at 20 km from Princay

Visit Princay: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau du Rivau at 20 km and Moncontour, Vienne at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Princay, 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 Princay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 21 km (direction west)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 24 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to...

See Tavant guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

The quiet regional town of Chatellerault has some notable 18th century townhouses...

See Chatellerault guide
 
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Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive...

See Chinon guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

Futuroscope is one of the most popular attractions in...

See Futuroscope guide
Crissay-sur-Manse

Crissay-sur-Manse

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Explore the lovely stone houses and narrow streets in...

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 32 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has...

See Montsoreau guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 35 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars...

See Thouars guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 36 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide

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

Map of places to visit near Princay

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Markets in and near Princay

  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (11km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Naintre: market Sunday (26km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (26km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (27km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (29km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (31km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (31km)

More information about Princay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Princay, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (16km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (15km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (38km)
  • Chauvigny (51km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Princay is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Princay is 265 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Princay

Canton: Monts-sur-Guesnes

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86420

Distance to Princay

from Poitiers (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 265 km

from Calais: 462 km

from Nice: 656 km

from Bordeaux: 241 km

from Strasbourg: 590 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 Princay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berthegon, Derce, La Roche-Rigault, Maulay, Monts-sur-Guesnes, Nueil-sous-Faye, Orches and Saires.

This page in French: Visiter Princay

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