Bourg-Charente tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Jarnac at 4 km from Bourg-Charente

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Bourg-Charente 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 Bourg-Charente in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jarnac at 4 km and Cognac at 8 km.

Bourg-Charente, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Jarnac guide


at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Pons guide


at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Angouleme guide


at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 33 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to explore and...

See Saintes guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 37 km (direction north-east)

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

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at 37 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 39 km (direction north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the abbey church...

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Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Map of places to visit near Bourg-Charente


Markets in and near Bourg-Charente

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (5km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (23km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (23km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (27km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (35km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (40km)

More information about Bourg-Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bourg-Charente, France

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

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 Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (3km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (12km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (26km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (29km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (14km)
  • Logis de Forge (30km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (37km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (46km)
  • La Roche Courbon (47km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (56km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (12km)
  • Forêt de Pons (27km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (39km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Bourg-Charente is in the west of France at 30 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Bourg-Charente is 404 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bourg-Charente

Canton: Segonzac

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16200

Distance to Bourg-Charente

from Angouleme (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 404 km

from Calais: 607 km

from Nice: 631 km

from Bordeaux: 97 km

from Strasbourg: 684 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 Bourg-Charente from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boutiers-Saint-Trojan, Chassors, Gensac-la-Pallue, Gondeville, Jarnac, Julienne, Les Metairies, Mainxe, Nercillac and Saint-Brice.

This page in French: Visiter Bourg-Charente