Besse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Besse: highlights and tourist information

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Besse is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 35 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Besse is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 2 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Besse, 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 Besse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Besse

Markets in and near Besse

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (20km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (29km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (31km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (32km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (33km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (33km)
  • Melle: market Friday (34km)

More information about Besse, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Besse, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Besse.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (33km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (23km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (32km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (33km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (39km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (42km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (50km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (2km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (18km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (34km)
  • Logis de Forge (45km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (43km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (36km)
  • Zoodyssée (42km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Besse

Canton: Aigre

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16140

Distance to Besse

from Angouleme (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 570 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 134 km

from Strasbourg: 648 km

Getting here

Besse is in the west of France. 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 Besse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brettes, Charme, Courcome, Ebreon, Juille, Ligne, Raix, Souvigne and Tusson.

This page in French: Visiter Besse