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Usson-du-Poitou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Usson-du-Poitou in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 27 km from Usson-du-Poitou

Visit Usson-du-Poitou: highlights and tourist information

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Usson-du-Poitou is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 27 km and Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 28 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Usson-du-Poitou, 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 Usson-du-Poitou in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

Although it is quite a small town, there is a lot to...

See Montmorillon guide


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

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

See Confolens guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide


at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Poitiers guide


at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide


at 40 km (direction 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


Heritage Site at 41 km (direction north-east)

The highlight here is of course the Abbey of Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe, certainly the...

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide


at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the...

See Le-Dorat guide


at 44 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Usson-du-Poitou


Markets in and near Usson-du-Poitou

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (29km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (36km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (37km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (40km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (41km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (41km)

Hotels near Usson-du-Poitou

More information about Usson-du-Poitou, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Usson-du-Poitou, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (18km)
  • Sanxay (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (0km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (14km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (24km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (34km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (24km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (34km)
  • Touffou (38km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (52km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (51km)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (19km)

Geography and distances

Usson-du-Poitou is in the west of France at 37 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Usson-du-Poitou is 317 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Usson-du-Poitou

Canton: Gençay

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86350

Distance to Usson-du-Poitou

from Poitiers (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 317 km

from Calais: 528 km

from Nice: 602 km

from Bordeaux: 182 km

from Strasbourg: 600 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 Usson-du-Poitou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Jousse and Saint-Secondin.

This page in French: Visiter Usson-du-Poitou

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