Charmant tourism and travel guide

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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.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Charmant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Villebois-Lavalette at 8 km and Torsac at 8 km.

Charmant, France: places to visit and attractions

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 with a substantial...

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 has a...

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 principal monument here...

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 historic...

See Angouleme guide
Mareuil-en-Perigord

Mareuil-en-Perigord

at 22 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies...

See Mareuil-en-Perigord guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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 its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 25 km (direction south)

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

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 27 km (direction west)

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

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 its centre. The...

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
Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Dordogne department

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a...

See Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert guide

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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)

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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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