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Voulon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Voulon in Vienne

Photo is of Nouaille-Maupertuis at 21 km from Voulon

Visit Voulon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nouaille-Maupertuis at 21 km and Poitiers at 26 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Voulon, 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 Voulon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Poitiers guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


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

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

See Melle guide


Theme Park at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Futuroscope guide


at 36 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chauvigny guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


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

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente 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...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


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

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


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

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

See Bayers guide


at 49 km (direction east)

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

See Montmorillon guide


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

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and...

See Tusson guide

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

Map of places to visit near Voulon


Markets in and near Voulon

  • Vivonne: market Saturday (8km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (17km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (18km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Poitiers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday all day & Friday (26km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (27km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (27km)
  • Vouille: market Saturday (32km)
  • Melle: market Friday (33km)

More information about Voulon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Voulon, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (25km)
  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (26km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (23km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (23km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (29km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chauvigny) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (56km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Laverré (12km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (33km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (36km)
  • Jardin du château de La Mothe (39km)
  • Touffou (39km)
  • La Guyonnière (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Vivonne (8km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (13km)

Geography and distances

Voulon is in the west of France at 26 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Voulon is 320 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Voulon

Canton: Couhé

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86700

Distance to Voulon

from Poitiers (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 320 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 625 km

from Bordeaux: 181 km

from Strasbourg: 616 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 Voulon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anche, Ceaux-en-Couhe, Champagne-Saint-Hilaire, Chatillon and Payre.

This page in French: Visiter Voulon

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