Saint-Maixant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Maixant in Creuse

Photo is of Aubusson at 5 km from Saint-Maixant

Visit Saint-Maixant: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Maixant 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 Saint-Maixant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubusson at 5 km and Lake Vassiviere at 34 km.

Saint-Maixant, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction south-west)

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

See Aubusson guide
Lake Vassiviere

Lake Vassiviere

Scenery at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Lake Vassiviere guide
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at 49 km (direction north-east), in the Allier department

Periods of prosperity in the 12th, 15th and 19th centuries have each...

See Montlucon guide


at 60 km (direction east-south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Orcival is home to one of the most important roman style churches...

See Orcival guide
La Bourboule

La Bourboule

at 61 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

La Bourboule is one of the most impressive of the belle-epoque spa...

See La Bourboule guide


at 66 km (direction south-east), in the Puy-de-Dome department

Mont-Dore is well placed to explore the scenic splendours of the area...

See Mont-Dore guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Maixant


Markets in and near Saint-Maixant

  • Aubusson: market Saturday (5km)
  • Felletin: market Friday (12km)
  • Lavaveix-les-Mines: market Thursday (13km)
  • Ahun: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Auzances: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Gueret: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (33km)
  • Bourganeuf: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Boussac: market Thursday (40km)
  • Pionsat: market Friday (40km)
  • Domerat: market Friday (48km)

More information about Saint-Maixant, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Saint-Maixant, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Millevaches en Limousin (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Gouzon (22km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Maixant is in the southern-centre of France at 33 kilometres from Gueret, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maixant is 319 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maixant

Canton: Aubusson

Arrondissement: Aubusson

Department: Creuse

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 23200

Distance to Saint-Maixant

from Gueret (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 319 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 473 km

from Bordeaux: 252 km

from Strasbourg: 507 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Saint-Maixant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alleyrat, Aubusson, Bosroger, Champagnat, La Chaussade, Puy-Malsignat, Saint-Alpinien, Saint-Amand and Saint-Medard-la-Rochette.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Maixant


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