Barret tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barret in Charente

Photo is of Barbezieux at 4 km from Barret

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 4 km and Jonzac at 18 km.

Barret, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Barbezieux guide


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

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

See Jonzac guide


at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Jarnac guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Cognac guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here in Mouthiers-sur-Boeme...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


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

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

See Pons guide


at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Charmant guide


at 31 km (direction south-east)

Chalais has an ancient castle and a roman church among its attractions ...

See Chalais guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Torsac guide


at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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 wing added...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 38 km (direction east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide

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Map of places to visit near Barret


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)

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


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