Vernon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vernon: highlights and tourist information

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Vernon is situated in the Vienne department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 19 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Vernon is 303 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 9 km and Poitiers at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vernon, 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 Vernon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Vernon

Markets in and near Vernon

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (19km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (28km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (32km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)
  • Saint-Savin: market Friday (33km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (33km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (35km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (35km)

More information about Vernon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vernon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vernon.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (33km)
  • Sanxay (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (14km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (27km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Saint Savin sur Gartempe (Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe) (33km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (36km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (11km)
  • Touffou (21km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (44km)

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) (26km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernon

Canton: Villedieu-du-Clain

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86340

Distance to Vernon

from Poitiers (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 303 km

from Calais: 511 km

from Nice: 614 km

from Bordeaux: 196 km

from Strasbourg: 596 km

Getting here

Vernon is in the west of France. 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 Vernon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dienne, Fleure, Gizay, Nieuil-l'Espoir and Saint-Laurent-de-Jourdes.

This page in French: Visiter Vernon