Bignac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bignac in Charente

Visit Bignac: highlights and tourist information

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Bignac is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 18 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Bignac is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 15 km and Angouleme at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bignac, 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 Bignac 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 Bignac

Markets in and near Bignac

  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (17km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (18km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (21km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (30km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (36km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (38km)

More information about Bignac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bignac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (41km)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (17km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (24km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (40km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (43km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (47km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (15km)
  • Logis de Forge (27km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (31km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (34km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (35km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (52km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bignac

Canton: Rouillac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16170

Distance to Bignac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 588 km

from Nice: 615 km

from Bordeaux: 118 km

from Strasbourg: 658 km

Getting here

Bignac 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 Bignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 14 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coulonges, Genac, Gourville, La Chapelle, Marcillac-Lanville, Montignac-Charente, Saint-Amant-de-Boixe, Saint-Amant-de-Nouere, Saint-Cybardeaux, Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac, Vars, Vervant, Vouharte and Xambes.

This page in French: Visiter Bignac