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Bernac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 3 km from Bernac

Visit Bernac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 3 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bernac, 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 Bernac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Ruffec

Ruffec

at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 8 km (direction south-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

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 south-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Melle

Melle

at 31 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 32 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
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 37 km (direction 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 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 39 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 40 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 42 km (direction south)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 48 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Bernac

 
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Markets in and near Bernac

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (3km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (11km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (18km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Melle: market Friday (31km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (32km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (40km)

Hotels near Bernac

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Tourist attractions near Bernac, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (21km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (14km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (20km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (27km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (37km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (8km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (14km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (31km)
  • Laverré (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (48km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (24km)
  • Zoodyssée (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bernac is in the west of France at 44 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Bernac is 353 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bernac

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16700

Distance to Bernac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 353 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 617 km

from Bordeaux: 146 km

from Strasbourg: 637 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 Bernac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barro, Condac, La Chevrerie, La Faye, Les Adjots, Londigny, Montjean, Raix, Ruffec, Saint-Martin-du-Clocher, Taize-Aizie, Villegats and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter Bernac

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