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Amberac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Tusson at 9 km from Amberac

Visit Amberac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 9 km and Bayers at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Amberac, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Amberac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Tusson

Tusson

at 9 km (direction )

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide
 
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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 25 km (direction south-west)

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

See Saint-Simon guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 27 km (direction south-west)

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 33 km (direction south)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around...

See Torsac guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather several...

See Marthon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente

Map of places to visit near Amberac

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Markets in and near Amberac

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (23km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (23km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (26km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (27km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (30km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (30km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (32km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (35km)

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Tourist attractions near Amberac, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (24km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (34km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (39km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (44km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (9km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (26km)
  • Logis de Forge (33km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (36km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (47km)
  • Zoodyssée (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Amberac is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Amberac is 376 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Amberac

Canton: Saint-Amant-de-Boixe

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16140

Distance to Amberac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 376 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 616 km

from Bordeaux: 124 km

from Strasbourg: 654 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 Amberac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigre, Coulonges, Fouqueure, La Chapelle, Luxe, Marcillac-Lanville, Vervant, Villejesus, Villognon, Vouharte and Xambes.

This page in French: Visiter Amberac

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