Vayres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vayres in Haute-Vienne

Photo is of Rochechouart at 7 km from Vayres

Visit Vayres: highlights and tourist information

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Vayres is situated in the Haute-Vienne 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 Vayres in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochechouart at 7 km and Le Jardin de Liliane at 12 km.

Vayres, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction )

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a castle and...

See Rochechouart guide
Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 12 km (direction east)

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open to the public...

See Le Jardin de Liliane guide


at 16 km (direction north-east)

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to also visit...

See Saint-Junien guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles in the Monts du...

See Chalus guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the most interesting...

See Brigueuil guide


at 26 km (direction east)

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a pleasure to...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide


at 26 km (direction north-east)

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the condition it...

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to the north...

See Nontron guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The castle is...

See Varaignes guide


at 28 km (direction south-west), in the Dordogne department

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a lovely riverside...

See Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente department

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

See Confolens guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Montrol-Senard guide


at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather several small buildings...

See Marthon guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 33 km (direction west), in the Charente department

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide

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Map of places to visit near Vayres


Markets in and near Vayres

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (16km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (18km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (18km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Limoges: market every day (34km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (38km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (38km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (44km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (46km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (46km)

More information about Vayres, Limousin

Tourist attractions near Vayres, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (36km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (28km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (41km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (16km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (28km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (36km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (38km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (46km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (53km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (59km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (7km)
  • Site Corot (17km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (28km)
  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (30km)

Geography and distances

Vayres is in the southern-centre of France at 36 kilometres from Limoges, the department capital (general information: Vayres is 363 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vayres

Canton: Rochechouart

Arrondissement: Rochechouart

Department: Haute-Vienne

Region: Limousin

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 87600

Distance to Vayres

from Limoges (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 363 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 559 km

from Bordeaux: 149 km

from Strasbourg: 611 km

Getting here

For driving distances to Vayres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cheronnac, Cussac, Oradour-sur-Vayres, Saint-Bazile, Saint-Mathieu and Videix.

This page in French: Visiter Vayres