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Brettes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Tusson at 8 km from Brettes

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Brettes 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 Brettes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 8 km and Ruffec at 12 km.

Brettes, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Tusson

Tusson

at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tusson guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 12 km (direction east)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 15 km (direction east)

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
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Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 22 km (direction east)

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Melle

Melle

at 28 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 45 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 45 km (direction south-west)

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

See Cognac guide

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Markets in and near Brettes

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (14km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (15km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (24km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (25km)
  • Melle: market Friday (28km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (30km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (31km)

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Tourist attractions near Brettes, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (32km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (25km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (32km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (44km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (47km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (8km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (18km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (44km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (33km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Brettes is in the west of France at 41 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Brettes is 361 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brettes

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to Brettes

from Angouleme (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 361 km

from Calais: 566 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 138 km

from Strasbourg: 648 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 Brettes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Besse, Charme, Empure, La Magdeleine, Longre, Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie, Raix, Saint-Fraigne, Souvigne, Theil-Rabier, Villefagnan and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter Brettes

 
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