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Barro tourism and travel guide

Photo of Barro in Charente

Photo is of Verteuil-sur-Charente at 2 km from Barro

Visit Barro: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Verteuil-sur-Charente at 2 km and Ruffec at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Barro, 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 Barro in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 2 km (direction south-south-east)

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 4 km (direction north-west)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 8 km (direction east)

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 8 km (direction south)

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

See Bayers guide
 
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Tusson

Tusson

at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 35 km (direction east)

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 36 km (direction east)

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Melle

Melle

at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 45 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Marthon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Barro

 
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Markets in and near Barro

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (4km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (18km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (24km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (26km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (36km)
  • Melle: market Friday (38km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (38km)

Hotels near Barro

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Tourist attractions near Barro, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (21km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (4km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (21km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (21km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (33km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (42km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (5km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (14km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (28km)
 
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Geography and distances

Barro is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Barro is 356 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Barro

Canton: Ruffec

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16700

Distance to Barro

from Angouleme (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 356 km

from Calais: 563 km

from Nice: 611 km

from Bordeaux: 144 km

from Strasbourg: 636 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 Barro from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernac, Bioussac, Chenon, Condac, Poursac, Ruffec, Saint-Georges, Salles-de-Villefagnan, Tuzie, Verteuil-sur-Charente and Villegats.

This page in French: Visiter Barro

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