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Charmant tourism and travel guide

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Visit Charmant: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a church as well as the source of the river Boeme

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Charmant. For detailed visitor information see the Charmant travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Villebois-Lavalette at 8 km and Torsac at 8 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charmant, 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 Charmant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 8 km (direction north-west)

The 12th century church in roman style is the...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
 
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Angouleme

Angouleme

at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide
Riberac

Riberac

at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Riberac guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charmant

 
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Markets in and near Charmant

  • La Couronne: market Saturday (14km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (18km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (20km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (27km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (36km)

More information about Charmant, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Charmant, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (14km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (19km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (39km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (41km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (46km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (49km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (50km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (8km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (29km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Charmant is in the west of France at 17 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Charmant is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charmant

Canton: Villebois-Lavalette

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16320

Distance to Charmant

from Angouleme (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 619 km

from Nice: 595 km

from Bordeaux: 94 km

from Strasbourg: 668 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 Charmant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aignes-et-Puyperoux, Chadurie, Chavenat, Fouquebrune, Juillaguet, Magnac-Lavalette-Villars, Ronsenac and Voulgezac.

This page in French: Visiter Charmant

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