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Barret tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Barbezieux at 4 km from Barret

Visit Barret: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 4 km and Jonzac at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Barret, 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 Barret in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 18 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jarnac guide
 
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Cognac

Cognac

at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Cognac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Pons

Pons

at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Pons guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Charmant guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Torsac guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 38 km (direction east)

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 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 44 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saintes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Barret

 
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Markets in and near Barret

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (4km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (27km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (29km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (31km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (33km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (39km)

Hotels near Barret

More information about Barret, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Barret, France

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

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 Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (22km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (45km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (8km)
  • Logis de Forge (27km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (39km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (28km)
  • Forêt de Pons (29km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (33km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Barret is in the west of France at 34 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Barret is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barret

Canton: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16300

Distance to Barret

from Angouleme (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 626 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 78 km

from Strasbourg: 694 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 Barret from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire, Criteuil-la-Magdeleine, Guimps, Lachaise, Lagarde-sur-le-Ne, Montchaude, Saint-Medard, Saint-Palais-du-Ne and Salles-de-Barbezieux.

This page in French: Visiter Barret

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