Bouex tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bouex in Charente

Photo is of Marthon at 10 km from Bouex

Visit Bouex: highlights and tourist information

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Bouex 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 Bouex in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marthon at 10 km and Torsac at 10 km.

Bouex, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction east)

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

See Marthon guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Torsac guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 15 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide


at 17 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The castle is...

See Varaignes guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 17 km (direction south-west)

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

See Charmant guide


at 19 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a lovely riverside...

See Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert guide


at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies of the...

See Mareuil-en-Perigord guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to the north...

See Nontron guide


at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide

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Markets in and near Bouex

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (10km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (38km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (38km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (39km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (41km)

More information about Bouex, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bouex, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (11km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (38km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (40km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (46km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (17km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (38km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (13km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (43km)
  • Site Corot (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Bouex is in the west of France at 13 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Bouex is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bouex

Canton: Soyaux

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16410

Distance to Bouex

from Angouleme (prefecture): 13 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 589 km

from Bordeaux: 112 km

from Strasbourg: 651 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 Bouex from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chazelles, Dirac, Garat, Pranzac, Sers, Touvre and Vouzan.

This page in French: Visiter Bouex