Challignac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Barbezieux at 9 km from Challignac

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Challignac 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 Challignac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 9 km and Mouthiers-sur-Boeme at 22 km.

Challignac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction north-west)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide


at 22 km (direction north-east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Charmant guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide


at 26 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 28 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Torsac guide


at 29 km (direction east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide


at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Angouleme guide


at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cognac guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the large...

See Riberac guide

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Map of places to visit near Challignac


Markets in and near Challignac

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (8km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (19km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (29km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (30km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (32km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (37km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (37km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (38km)

More information about Challignac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Challignac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (30km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (33km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (34km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (53km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (16km)
  • Logis de Forge (22km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (61km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (40km)
  • Forêt de Pons (41km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (43km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (51km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Challignac is in the west of France at 32 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Challignac is 424 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Challignac

Canton: Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16300

Distance to Challignac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 424 km

from Calais: 632 km

from Nice: 612 km

from Bordeaux: 75 km

from Strasbourg: 690 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 Challignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berneuil, Bessac, Brie-sous-Barbezieux, Chillac, Condeon, Oriolles, Poullignac, Saint-Aulais-la-Chapelle, Sainte-Souline and Salles-de-Barbezieux.

This page in French: Visiter Challignac


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