Princay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Princay: highlights and tourist information

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Princay is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Princay is 265 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Princay

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

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


  • 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

  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (30km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (32km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (50km)

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)

Geography and distances

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

Princay 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 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