Boisbreteau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Boisbreteau in Charente

Photo is of Chalais at 16 km from Boisbreteau

Visit Boisbreteau: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Boisbreteau in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chalais at 16 km and Barbezieux at 17 km.

Boisbreteau, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

Chalais has an ancient castle and a roman church among its attractions ...

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at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 26 km (direction east)

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground church hewn...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east)

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

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at 26 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 34 km (direction north-east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here in Mouthiers-sur-Boeme...

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Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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at 38 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 39 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 39 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the large market held...

See Riberac guide


at 40 km (direction east)

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

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at 42 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Pons guide

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Markets in and near Boisbreteau

  • Chalais: market Monday (16km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (21km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (31km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (37km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (39km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (40km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (42km)

More information about Boisbreteau, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Boisbreteau, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (42km)
  • Blaye citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (46km)
  • Cussac Fort Paté (Vauban fortifications) (47km)
  • Fort Médoc (Vauban fortifications) (49km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (25km)
  • Logis de Forge (34km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (43km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (41km)
  • Forêt de Pons (42km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (47km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (48km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Boisbreteau is in the west of France at 44 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Boisbreteau is 436 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Boisbreteau

Canton: Brossac

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16480

Distance to Boisbreteau

from Angouleme (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 436 km

from Calais: 643 km

from Nice: 615 km

from Bordeaux: 64 km

from Strasbourg: 700 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 Boisbreteau from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boresse-et-Martron, Chillac, Guizengeard and Oriolles.

This page in French: Visiter Boisbreteau