Abzac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Abzac in Charente

Photo is of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 6 km from Abzac

Visit Abzac: highlights and tourist information

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Abzac is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Abzac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 6 km and Confolens at 10 km.

Abzac, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of an ancient...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain and some...

See Confolens guide


at 20 km (direction south-east)

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the most interesting...

See Brigueuil guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a very pleasant...

See Mortemart guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an ecomuseum....

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at 27 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a...

See Bellac guide


at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to also visit...

See Saint-Junien guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the condition it...

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is of most...

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at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the old town...

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at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a castle and...

See Rochechouart guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vienne department

Although it is quite a small town, there is a lot to discover in...

See Montmorillon guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Charente River...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 40 km (direction west)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

See Ruffec guide

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Markets in and near Abzac

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (28km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (43km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (44km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (47km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (50km)
  • Limoges: market every day (50km)

More information about Abzac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Abzac, France

What to do at Abzac? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Abzac.


  • Aquarium du Limousin (53km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (12km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (21km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (24km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (28km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (58km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (27km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (45km)
  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (36km)

Geography and distances

Abzac is in the west of France at 66 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Abzac is 330 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Abzac

Canton: Confolens-Sud

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16500

Distance to Abzac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 330 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 581 km

from Bordeaux: 173 km

from Strasbourg: 598 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Availles-Limouzine, Brillac, Lessac, Oradour-Fanais and Saint-Germain-de-Confolens.

This page in French: Visiter Abzac