Angouleme tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Torsac at 11 km and Saint-Simon at 17 km.

Angouleme, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 17 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a...

See Charmant guide
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Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 22 km (direction south-east)

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Marthon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 31 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The...

See Varaignes guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Tusson guide

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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)

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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)

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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)

 
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Geography and distances

Angouleme is in the west of France - it is the prefecture (capital) of the Charente department (general information: Angouleme is 393 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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