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Bessac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Barbezieux at 12 km from Bessac

Visit Bessac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 12 km and Charmant at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bessac, 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 Bessac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 18 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
 
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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages...

See Torsac guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 30 km (direction north-east)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with...

See Angouleme guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 33 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide
Riberac

Riberac

at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known...

See Riberac guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cognac guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Marthon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Bessac

 
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Markets in and near Bessac

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (18km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (33km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (35km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (36km)

More information about Bessac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bessac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (45km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (58km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (26km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (31km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (34km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (49km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (18km)
  • Logis de Forge (18km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)
  • Forêt de Pons (45km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Bessac is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Bessac is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bessac

Canton: Blanzac-Porcheresse

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16250

Distance to Bessac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 608 km

from Bordeaux: 79 km

from Strasbourg: 685 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 Bessac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angeduc, Berneuil, Blanzac-Porcheresse, Brie-sous-Barbezieux, Challignac, Cressac-Saint-Genis, Deviat, Nonac, Pereuil, Poullignac, Saint-Aulais-la-Chapelle, Saint-Leger and Sainte-Souline.

This page in French: Visiter Bessac

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