Sonneville tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sonneville in Charente



Visit Sonneville: highlights and tourist information

Sonneville is situated in the Charente (Poitou-Charentes region) in the west of France at 29 km from Angouleme, the department capital. (General information: Sonneville is 388 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Simon at 18 km and Cognac at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sonneville, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Sonneville. Note that all distances shown are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater.


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More information about Sonneville & region

Markets in and near Sonneville

Local markets

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (16km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (27km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (28km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (31km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (37km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Sonneville, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Sonneville and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (30km); Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (34km); Saintes basilique St Eutrope (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (40km); Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (41km)

National Monuments Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (56km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour) Jonzac (46km)

Churches or other religious monuments Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (15km); Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (16km); Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (17km); Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (19km); Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (23km); Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (25km); Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (26km); Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (26km); Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (26km); Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (28km); Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (28km); Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km); Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km); Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (28km); Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (32km); Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (33km); Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (36km); Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km); Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (37km); Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (38km); Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (38km); Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (50km); Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (50km); Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (51km); Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (53km); Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (56km)

Remarkable gardens Jardin monastique médiéval (22km); Jardin du Chaigne (28km); Logis de Forge (34km); Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (41km); Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (60km)

Sites of natural beauty Château de Richemont (Charente) (20km); Forêt de Pons (40km); Forêt de la Lande (54km)

Towns of Art and history Angouleme (27km); Saintes (39km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) La Rochefoucauld (41km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Zoodyssée (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Sonneville

Canton: Rouillac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 16170

Distance to Sonneville

from Angouleme (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 629 km

from Bordeaux: 113 km

from Strasbourg: 671 km

Getting here

Sonneville is in the west of France. Most visitors to the region come by car with arrive here by car with the ferry ports at Saint Malo taking about 5 hours driving time. For driving distances to Sonneville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Sonneville): Anville, Auge-Saint-Medard, Courbillac, Houlette, Mareuil, Montigne, Neuvicq-le-Chateau, Plaizac, Rouillac and Siecq.

This page in French: Visitez Sonneville