Sidebar Menu

Birac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Birac in Charente

Photo is of Saint-Simon at 10 km from Birac

Visit Birac: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Simon at 10 km and Barbezieux at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Birac, 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 Birac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 10 km (direction )

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
 
Advertisement
 
Charmant

Charmant

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Torsac guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Cognac guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Pons

Pons

at 38 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Marthon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Birac

 
Advertisement
 

Markets in and near Birac

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (14km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (16km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (26km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (33km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (38km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (39km)

Hotels near Birac

More information about Birac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Birac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (9km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (41km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (47km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (7km)
  • Logis de Forge (15km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Forêt de Pons (38km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (43km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
Advertisement
 

Geography and distances

Birac is in the west of France at 20 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Birac is 409 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Birac

Canton: Châteauneuf-sur-Charente

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16120

Distance to Birac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 409 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 616 km

from Bordeaux: 90 km

from Strasbourg: 680 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 Birac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouteville, Chateauneuf-sur-Charente, Eraville, Etriac, Jurignac, Ladiville, Malaville, Nonaville, Saint-Medard, Sireuil, Vignolles and Viville.

This page in French: Visiter Birac

Back To Top