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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing troglodyte church

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne 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 Aubeterre-sur-Dronne. For detailed visitor information see the Aubeterre-sur-Dronne travel guide.

Attractions in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground church hewn from the rock.: The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Tourist classifications for Aubeterre-sur-Dronne include "most beautiful village".

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Riberac at 13 km and Villebois-Lavalette at 25 km.

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France: places to visit and attractions

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

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church less than one km (direction )

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide


at 13 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the large...

See Riberac guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-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 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Neuvic sur l'Isle

Neuvic sur l'Isle

at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Neuvic is a small town with a chateau, the Chateau de Neuvic...

See Neuvic sur l'Isle guide


at 30 km (direction east-north-east), in the Dordogne department

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies...

See Mareuil-en-Perigord guide


at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

Mussidan is a small town on the confluence of the rivers Isle...

See Mussidan guide


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

Saint Astier is a small town in the Dordogne with an attractive...

See Saint-Astier guide


at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 33 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a...

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

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared with...

See Bourdeilles guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Barbezieux guide

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Markets in and near Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

  • Chalais: market Monday (10km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (25km)
  • Montpon-Menesterol: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Mussidan: market Saturday (30km)
  • Saint-Astier: market Thursday (31km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (34km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)

More information about Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (38km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (39km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (42km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (44km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (32km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (36km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (40km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (53km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (50km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is in the west of France at 42 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is 432 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Canton: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16390

Distance to Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

from Angouleme (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 432 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 589 km

from Bordeaux: 76 km

from Strasbourg: 683 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 Aubeterre-sur-Dronne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bellon, Bonnes, Chenaud, Festalemps, Laprade, Les Essards, Nabinaud, Petit-Bersac, Saint-Antoine-Cumond, Saint-Privat-Des-Pres and Saint-Romain.

This page in French: Visiter Aubeterre-sur-Dronne


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