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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

A small town in Vienne, in the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region, Availles-Limouzine takes place about sixty kilometers from Poitiers and its Futuroscope, on the border of Charente and Haute-Vienne. It is located not far from Luchapt, Oradour-Fanais and Epenède.

Former, the municipality of Availles-Limouzine has mainly developed over the centuries thanks to its important agricultural activity, still very present today. It also offers its visitors a rich architectural and historical heritage which testifies to this ancient wealth through monuments typical of this part of France.

Lovers of walks in the countryside will also appreciate its important natural heritage conducive to discovery and strolling.

Geographical information

Latitude46.1205560 (N 46° 7’ 14”)
Longitude0.6579860 (E 0° 39’ 29”)
AltitudeFrom 120m to 224m
Surface area57.90 km²
Population1315 inhabitants
Density22 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePoitiers (66 km, 1:11)
Insee code86015
IntercommunalityCC Vienne et Gartempe

Nearest cities & towns

Abzac4.7 km (5 min)
Lessac6.6 km (9 min)
Pressac7.4 km (8 min)
Oradour-Fanais10.6 km (18 min)
Millac10.8 km (15 min)
Luchapt11.8 km (16 min)
Brillac13.1 km (16 min)
Le Vigeant13.7 km (16 min)
Mouterre-sur-Blourde14 km (17 min)
Hiesse14 km (14 min)
Asnières-sur-Blour14.1 km (20 min)
Esse14.1 km (20 min)
Pleuville14.3 km (18 min)
Épenède14.4 km (19 min)

Things to see and do

While strolling in Availles-Limouzine, you will be able to discover the richness of the architecture of the city, with in particular the vestiges of the old feudal castle. Installed on the banks of the Vienne, it once marked the entrance to the city and still takes the form of a tower and two doors at the ends of the rue des Cavaliers.

Do not miss to admire the house on rue Adrien-Veillon listed in the Historic Monuments or the large mission cross installed in front of the church. Built in the 19th century, it reveals on its base a face of a mourning woman hidden under a veil, as well as a cast iron cross.

Listed as an historic monument, the Pierre Fade is a block of erratic granite installed at the place called Les Grands Moulins. The site is worth a detour, as are the Salted Fountains, sources of salt water with many virtues.

But Availles-Limouzine is above all an exceptional natural heritage to discover during walks or hikes with family or friends. You will appreciate the remarkable tree before going to the Mondie pond, to the valley of the Tourlet well or to the slopes of the Moulin de Vareilles. You will be able to discover a very rich flora and fauna during your journeys in the surroundings.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

The weekly market is held every Tuesday morning. In April, up to the spring fair and its flea market. Another flea market is also available for the Music festival in June. At the beginning of August, let yourself be seduced by the local producers' market.

A fireworks display is offered on July 14 to celebrate the national holiday.

Tea dances and belote tournaments are offered throughout the year.


Friday 30 september
Min. 6°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 1 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
Sunday 2 october
Min. 14°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Discover nature in a Swincar
Entertainment75 € Parzac (27 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Between trails and alleys in Availles Limouzine
HikeIntermediate55 minAvailles-Limouzine
Taste the charms of the Availles Limouzine countryside
Car itineraryEasy55 minAvailles-Limouzine
Between gentle valleys and small rivers
HikeIntermediate3:55Mouterre-sur-Blourde (11.5 km)
Discovering the heritage riches of L'Isle Jourdain
HikeIntermediate2:00L'Isle-Jourdain (12.6 km)
South of Isle Jourdain, in the heart of the Vienne Valley
Car itineraryEasy1:05L'Isle-Jourdain (12.6 km)


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