Bran tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Barbezieux at 16 km from Bran

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Bran is situated in the Charente-Maritime 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 Bran in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Bran, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 16 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jonzac guide
Pons

Pons

at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pons guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 35 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide
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Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 38 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 38 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Cognac

Cognac

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

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

See Cognac guide
Charmant

Charmant

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

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

See Charmant guide
Blaye

Blaye

at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel...

See Blaye guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 41 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding wine...

See Pauillac guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Torsac guide

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Markets in and near Bran

  • Montendre: market Thursday (13km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (25km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (29km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (34km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (38km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (39km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)

More information about Bran, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bran, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (47km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (24km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (36km)
  • Logis de Forge (38km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (44km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (32km)
  • Forêt de Pons (34km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (43km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Bran is in the west of France at 114 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Bran is 437 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bran

Canton: Montendre

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17210

Distance to Bran

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 114 km

from Paris: 437 km

from Calais: 642 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 62 km

from Strasbourg: 706 km

Getting here

Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Bran from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde, Chantillac, Chatenet, Chevanceaux, Le Pin, Le Tatre, Leoville, Merignac, Messac, Sousmoulins, Touverac and Vanzac.

This page in French: Visiter Bran

 
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