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Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chatellerault at 14 km from Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere

Visit Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatellerault at 14 km and Futuroscope at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere, 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-Genest-d'Ambiere in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Chatellerault guide


Theme Park at 17 km (direction south)

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 26 km (direction south)

Poitiers is a nice town with lots of interesting sites, including the...

See Poitiers guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 32 km (direction west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau du Rivau guide
La Roche-Posay

La Roche-Posay

at 34 km (direction east)

The castle donjon and the medieval gateway are the...

See La Roche-Posay guide


at 34 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Tavant guide


at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 35 km (direction south-east)

We especially enjoyed exploring the castles along the hilltop when...

See Chauvigny guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Crissay-sur-Manse guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Chinon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

The pretty village of Angles sur l'Anglin and the...

See Angles-sur-l'Anglin guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chinon guide


Heritage Site at 47 km (direction east-south-east)

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere


Markets in and near Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere

  • Naintre: market Sunday (10km)
  • Chatellerault: market Wednesday & Thursday all day & Saturday (13km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (15km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (22km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (25km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (26km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Descartes: market Sunday (30km)

More information about Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (31km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (30km)
  • Chauvigny (35km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (53km)

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

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (45km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere is in the west of France at 26 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere

Canton: Lencloître

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86140

Distance to Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere

from Poitiers (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 472 km

from Nice: 641 km

from Bordeaux: 232 km

from Strasbourg: 586 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-Genest-d'Ambiere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cernay, Colombiers, Ouzilly, Scorbe-Clairvaux and Sossais.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genest-d'Ambiere

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