Chalais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chalais: highlights and tourist information

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Chalais is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 43 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Chalais is 435 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubeterre-sur-Dronne at 10 km and Riberac at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chalais, 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 Chalais 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 Chalais

Markets in and near Chalais

Market days in Chalais: weekly market: Monday;

  • Chalais: market Monday (0km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Montpon-Menesterol: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (35km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (36km)
  • Mussidan: market Saturday (37km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (38km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (38km)

More information about Chalais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chalais, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chalais.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (50km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (42km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (43km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (32km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (43km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (46km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (55km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chalais

Canton: Chalais

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16210

Distance to Chalais

from Angouleme (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 435 km

from Calais: 645 km

from Nice: 599 km

from Bordeaux: 68 km

from Strasbourg: 691 km

Getting here

Chalais 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 Chalais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bardenac, Bazac, Brie-sous-Chalais, Chenaud, Courlac, Curac, La Genetouze, Medillac, Montboyer, Orival, Rioux-Martin, Rouffiac, Saint-Avit, Saint-Quentin-de-Chalais and Yviers.

This page in French: Visiter Chalais