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Saint-Gaudent tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Gaudent in Vienne

Photo is of Ruffec at 12 km from Saint-Gaudent

Visit Saint-Gaudent: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 12 km and Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Gaudent, 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 Saint-Gaudent in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 12 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the...

See Ruffec guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide


at 26 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide


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

The town of Melle is best known for its three...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 36 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

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

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

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

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

See La Rochefoucauld guide


at 45 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 48 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Brigueuil guide


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

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Gaudent


Markets in and near Saint-Gaudent

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (14km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (14km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Melle: market Friday (35km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (39km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Saint-Gaudent, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Gaudent, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (9km)
  • Sanxay (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (4km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (4km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (12km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (22km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (38km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (9km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (26km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (35km)
  • Laverré (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (63km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (14km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Gaudent is in the west of France at 52 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Gaudent is 342 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Gaudent

Canton: Civray

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86400

Distance to Saint-Gaudent

from Poitiers (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 342 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 611 km

from Bordeaux: 157 km

from Strasbourg: 625 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 Saint-Gaudent from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Civray, Genouille, Lizant, Saint-Macoux, Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil, Saint-Saviol, Savigne, Taize-Aizie and Vouleme.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Gaudent

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