Turgon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Turgon: highlights and tourist information

Turgon is situated in the Charente (Poitou-Charentes region) in the west of France at 38 km from Angouleme, the department capital. (General information: Turgon is 355 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayers at 13 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Turgon, France: places to visit and attractions

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


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Markets in and near Turgon

Local markets

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (31km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (33km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (34km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (39km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (40km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (40km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (42km)

Tourist attractions to visit near Turgon, 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 Turgon and wondering what to do next!

Heritage sites Melle église St Hilaire (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (52km)

National Monuments Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs Perigord-Limousin (49km)

Churches or other religious monuments Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (14km); Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (18km); Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (18km); Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (18km); Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (22km); Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (23km); Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (24km); Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (30km); Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (30km); Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (38km); Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (39km); Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (39km); Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (41km); Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (41km); Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (44km); Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (44km); Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (49km); Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (49km)

Remarkable gardens Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (13km); Jardin monastique médiéval (26km); Jardin de Liliane (48km); Logis de Forge (49km); Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (52km); Jardin du Chaigne (62km)

Sites of natural beauty Grotte de Montgaudier (32km); Site Corot (39km); Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (44km)

Towns of Art and history Confolens (22km); Angouleme (37km)

Listed as villages d'etape - (recommended place to break a long journey) La Rochefoucauld (23km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park Vallée des singes (monkeys) (34km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Turgon

Canton: Champagne-Mouton

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 16350

Distance to Turgon

from Angouleme (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 566 km

from Nice: 596 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 627 km

Getting here

Turgon 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 Turgon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Turgon): Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette, Champagne-Mouton, Chassiecq, Le Grand-Madieu, Le Vieux-Cerier, Nanteuil-en-Vallee, Parzac, Saint-Coutant and Saint-Gourson.

This page in French: Visitez Turgon