The national capital Paris is situated 220 miles (354 kilometers) northeast of Maisonnay.
Of course, visiting just one place, no matter how popular, will only ever provide you with a glimpse into the broader rhythms and life-ways of a region. So be sure to enjoy Poitou-Charentes' other natural and man-made attractions. Places within a relatively short distance of Maisonnay are Anche, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest, and Lusignan, 19 miles (31 kilometers) to the southwest.
Rent a vehicle and head out to Poitiers, a transport and retail hub for the area, situated some 35 miles (56 kilometers) from Maisonnay. This regional center offers a number of points of interest, including St-Hilaire-le-Grand Church, Saint-Jean Baptistery and Musee Sainte-Croix. University of Poitiers Faculty of Medicine and Pharmacy, Parc de Blossac and Notre Dame La Grande are just a few of the other attractions in Poitiers.
Travelers to Poitou-Charentes should go to the region's open-air markets. History lovers will adore the region's fascinating fortresses, old towns and ruins.
If you love mixing with travelers of similar interests, this region has plenty of specialized activities such as cycling tours, city walking tours and winery tours.
When it's time to leave, bid a fond Au revoir / À bientôt (farewell) to the people you've got to know and the places you've enjoyed.