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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vienne

Located 15 km south-east of Poitiers, Nouaillé-Maupertuis is a common peri, whose original rural character has been preserved by the quality of its landscape setting, the presence of wooded or farmland on its territory, but its dense town center ventilated, preservation of his abbey site.

Nouaillé-Maupertuis topography is characterized by the presence of a plateau, dug by Miosson Valley and animated some side valleys. Valleys, hills, meandering rivers, agricultural trays, wooden draw the diverse landscape of this area. They determine, in large part, the implementation of the tracks and paths, that of the human habitat, between village and hamlets - after the monastic foundation gave the first impulse.

The name seems Nouaillé after cella novaliacensis that evokes the (small religious school) and newly cleared land.

In the seventh century, at the time when monasticism is booming in Poitou, a priory was founded in Nouaillé, under the control of Saint-Hilaire-le-Grand Poitiers. It is installed in an uninhabited valley bottom, away from the Roman road, the wetlands of an ancient meander of Miosson.

Geographical information

Latitude46.5085530 (N 46° 30’ 31”)
Longitude0.4142469 (E 0° 24’ 51”)
AltitudeFrom 93m to 139m
Surface area22.13 km²
Population2831 inhabitants
Density127 inhabitants/km²
PrefecturePoitiers (13 km, 19 min)
Insee code86180
IntercommunalityCC des Vallées du Clain

Nearest cities & towns

Nieuil-l'Espoir4.7 km (8 min)
Roches-Prémarie-Andillé5.2 km (7 min)
Mignaloux-Beauvoir5.5 km (8 min)
La Villedieu-du-Clain8 km (10 min)
Smarves8.4 km (11 min)
Vernon9.6 km (14 min)
Sèvres-Anxaumont10 km (16 min)
Gizay10.1 km (14 min)
Savigny-Lévescault10.4 km (12 min)
Saint-Benoît10.7 km (15 min)
Ligugé10.7 km (17 min)
Poitiers11.2 km (17 min)
Aslonnes11.3 km (13 min)
Fleuré11.9 km (12 min)

Things to see and do

Three seasonal schedules are developed each year (spring, summer, fall), including thematic tours, lectures, children games workshops outputs of heritage, nature walks, concerts... Intended for the wider public, these animations are mostly free and are subject to a quarterly brochure paper and digital versions.

All year, groups are welcome by appointment, with a flat rate for groups of 11 people and individual rate for small groups up to 10 people.

For more information, contact the Heritage service at +33 5 49 55 35 69 or email

Places of interest

Natural sites
Performance halls


Saturday 23 september
Min. 8°C - Max. 22°C
Sunday 24 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 25°C
Monday 25 september
Min. 12°C - Max. 21°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Riding Stage for Small & Large
Nature and the great outdoors38 € Roches-Prémarie-Andillé (5.9 km)
Futuroscope Day Pass
Entertainment45 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (17.7 km)
Futuroscope 2-Day Pass
Entertainment82 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (17.7 km)
Futuroscope Evening Ticket
Entertainment20 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (17.7 km)
Furturoscope: 1 or 2-Day Pass – Valid one year
Entertainment48 € Chasseneuil-du-Poitou (17.7 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals


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