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Visit Brie: highlights and tourist information

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Brie is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 12 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Brie is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 10 km and Chateau de La Rochefoucauld at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brie, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Brie in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente

Map of places to visit near Brie

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)

More information about Brie, Poitou-Charentes

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)


Geography and distances

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

Brie is in the west of France. 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

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