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Champniers tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Angouleme at 7 km from Champniers

Visit Champniers: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 7 km and Chateau de La Rochefoucauld at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Champniers, 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 Champniers in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 7 km (direction south-west)

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with...

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 14 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide


at 17 km (direction south)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages...

See Torsac guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Marthon guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here,...

See Bayers guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Charmant guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-west)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente...

See Tusson guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at...

See Varaignes guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide

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

Map of places to visit near Champniers


Markets in and near Champniers

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (4km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (8km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (39km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (42km)

More information about Champniers, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Champniers, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (55km)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (35km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (45km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (46km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (52km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (54km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (19km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (27km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (33km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (21km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Champniers is in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Champniers is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champniers

Canton: Gond-Pontouvre

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16430

Distance to Champniers

from Angouleme (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 595 km

from Nice: 601 km

from Bordeaux: 115 km

from Strasbourg: 653 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 Champniers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balzac, Brie, Gond-Pontouvre, Magnac-sur-Touvre, Mornac and Ruelle-sur-Touvre.

This page in French: Visiter Champniers

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