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Chabanais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chabanais in Charente

Photo is of Rochechouart at 10 km from Chabanais

Visit Chabanais: highlights and tourist information

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Chabanais is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochechouart at 10 km and Brigueuil at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chabanais, 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 Chabanais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has...

See Rochechouart guide


at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that...

See Brigueuil guide


at 14 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure...

See Saint-Junien guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open...

See Le Jardin de Liliane guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now...

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


at 26 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned...

See Montrol-Senard guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart...

See Mortemart guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles...

See Chalus guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide


at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chabanais


Markets in and near Chabanais

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (14km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (28km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (32km)
  • Limoges: market every day (40km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (44km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (44km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (45km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (48km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (51km)

Hotels near Chabanais

More information about Chabanais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chabanais, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (42km)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (39km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (55km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (14km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (34km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (38km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (45km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (46km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (47km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (14km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (21km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (30km)
  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (53km)

Geography and distances

Chabanais is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Chabanais is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chabanais

Canton: Chabanais

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16150

Distance to Chabanais

from Angouleme (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 571 km

from Nice: 570 km

from Bordeaux: 153 km

from Strasbourg: 610 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 Chabanais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chassenon, Chirac, Etagnac, Exideuil, Pressignac and Saint-Quentin-sur-Charente.

This page in French: Visiter Chabanais

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