Vouleme tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vouleme in Vienne

Photo is of Ruffec at 8 km from Vouleme

Visit Vouleme: highlights and tourist information

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Vouleme is situated in the 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 Vouleme in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 8 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 13 km.

Vouleme, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

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at 13 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

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at 13 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

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at 20 km (direction south), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are several other...

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at 22 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

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at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 32 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

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at 35 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

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at 35 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente, with both...

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

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at 48 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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at 48 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic monuments to...

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at 51 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

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Markets in and near Vouleme

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (8km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (11km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (13km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (23km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Melle: market Friday (32km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (35km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (36km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (39km)

More information about Vouleme, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vouleme, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (14km)
  • Sanxay (48km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (8km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (8km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (16km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (27km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (42km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (51km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (8km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (22km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (32km)
  • Laverré (39km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (17km)

Geography and distances

Vouleme is in the west of France at 54 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Vouleme is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vouleme

Canton: Civray

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86400

Distance to Vouleme

from Poitiers (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 615 km

from Bordeaux: 154 km

from Strasbourg: 630 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 Vouleme from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Civray, Les Adjots, Limalonges, Lizant, Montalembert, Saint-Gaudent, Saint-Macoux, Saint-Martin-du-Clocher, Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil, Saint-Saviol and Taize-Aizie.

This page in French: Visiter Vouleme