Brie tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brie in Charente

Photo is of Angouleme at 10 km from Brie

Visit Brie: highlights and tourist information

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Brie 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 Brie in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 10 km and Chateau de La Rochefoucauld at 11 km.

Brie, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Angouleme

Angouleme

at 10 km (direction south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 11 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 19 km (direction south)

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

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Bayers

Bayers

at 21 km (direction south)

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

See Bayers guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Charmant

Charmant

at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Charmant guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Varaignes

Varaignes

at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 28 km (direction south)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide

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Markets in and near Brie

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (7km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (12km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (18km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (32km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (43km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (44km)

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Tourist attractions near Brie, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (9km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (40km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (46km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (47km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (52km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (53km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (22km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (26km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (33km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (19km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Brie is in the west of France at 12 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Brie is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Brie

Canton: Rochefoucauld

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16590

Distance to Brie

from Angouleme (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 599 km

from Bordeaux: 119 km

from Strasbourg: 649 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 Brie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anais, Champniers and Jauldes.

This page in French: Visiter Brie