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Vivonne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 15 km from Vivonne

Visit Vivonne: highlights and tourist information

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Vivonne is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Tourist classifications for Vivonne include "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 15 km and Poitiers at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vivonne, 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 Vivonne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Poitiers

Poitiers

at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Futuroscope

Futuroscope

Theme Park at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide
Chauvigny

Chauvigny

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide
 
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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

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

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 44 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 46 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
Montmorillon

Montmorillon

at 47 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 47 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 47 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Chatellerault

Chatellerault

at 49 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chatellerault guide
Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe

Heritage Site at 49 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savin-sur-Gartempe guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 49 km (direction south), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide

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

Map of places to visit near Vivonne

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Markets in and near Vivonne

Market days in Vivonne: weekly market: Saturday;

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (0km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (17km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (18km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (25km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (25km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Neuville-de-Poitou: market Thursday & Sunday (29km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (29km)
  • Jaunay-Clan: market Friday (30km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Vivonne, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (22km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (15km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (31km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (34km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (34km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (44km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (6km)
  • Touffou (33km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (33km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (38km)
  • La Guyonnière (41km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (20km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vivonne is in the west of France at 18 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Vivonne is 312 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vivonne

Canton: Vivonne

Arrondissement: Poitiers

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86370

Distance to Vivonne

from Poitiers (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 312 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 628 km

from Bordeaux: 188 km

from Strasbourg: 611 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 Vivonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aslonnes, Celle-Levescault, Chateau-Larcher, Marcay and Marigny-Chemereau.

This page in French: Visiter Vivonne

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