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Archiac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Archiac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Barbezieux at 13 km from Archiac

Visit Archiac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 13 km and Jonzac at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Archiac, 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 Archiac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 20 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
 
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Pons

Pons

at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 33 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 38 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Charmant guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Angouleme guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 40 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Torsac guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 42 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 46 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Archiac

 
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Markets in and near Archiac

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (20km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (28km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (32km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (37km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (38km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (39km)

Hotels near Archiac

More information about Archiac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Archiac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (14km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (34km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (12km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (33km)
  • Logis de Forge (33km)
  • La Roche Courbon (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (20km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (22km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (27km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Archiac is in the west of France at 96 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Archiac is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Archiac

Canton: Archiac

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17520

Distance to Archiac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 96 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 624 km

from Nice: 632 km

from Bordeaux: 80 km

from Strasbourg: 698 km

Getting here

Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Archiac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allas-Champagne, Arthenac, Brie-sous-Archiac, Cierzac, Germignac, Lachaise, Moings, Reaux, Saint-Eugene, Saint-Fort-sur-le-Ne, Saint-Palais-du-Ne, Sainte-Lheurine and Verrieres.

This page in French: Visiter Archiac

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