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Angouleme tourism and travel guide

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Visit Angouleme: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic monuments to see and nice views

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Angouleme. For detailed visitor information see the Angouleme travel guide.

Angouleme is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Charente department (general information: Angouleme is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Angouleme include "town of art and history" and "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Torsac at 11 km and Saint-Simon at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Angouleme, 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 Angouleme 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 Angouleme

Markets in and near Angouleme

Market days in Angouleme: weekly market: every day except Monday;

  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (0km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (6km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (7km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (33km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (37km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (42km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (42km)

More information about Angouleme, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Angouleme, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (57km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (1km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (6km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (48km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (11km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (26km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (32km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (25km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Angouleme

Canton: Angoulême

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16000

Distance to Angouleme

from Angouleme (prefecture): 1 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 602 km

from Nice: 603 km

from Bordeaux: 107 km

from Strasbourg: 661 km

Getting here

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

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fleac, Gond-Pontouvre, La Couronne, Linars, Puymoyen, Ruelle-sur-Touvre, Saint-Michel, Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente and Soyaux.

This page in French: Visiter Angouleme

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