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Visit Anais: highlights and tourist information

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Anais is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 14 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Anais is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 12 km and Chateau de La Rochefoucauld at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Anais, 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 Anais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Anais


Markets in and near Anais

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (11km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (40km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (41km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (41km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (42km)

More information about Anais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Anais, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (52km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (7km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (38km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (42km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (48km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (51km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (21km)
  • Logis de Forge (25km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (29km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (23km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Anais

Canton: Saint-Amant-de-Boixe

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16560

Distance to Anais

from Angouleme (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 588 km

from Nice: 603 km

from Bordeaux: 121 km

from Strasbourg: 649 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aussac-Vadalle, Brie, Jauldes, Saint-Amant-de-Boixe, Tourriers and Villejoubert.

This page in French: Visiter Anais

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