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Bignac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bignac in Charente

Photo is of Tusson at 15 km from Bignac

Visit Bignac: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Tusson

Tusson

at 15 km (direction )

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

See Tusson guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 19 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
 
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Jarnac

Jarnac

at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 26 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around...

See Torsac guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 31 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cognac guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide

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

Map of places to visit near Bignac

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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

What to do at Bignac? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Bignac is in the west of France at 18 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Bignac is 381 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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