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Charras tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Marthon at 8 km from Charras

Visit Charras: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Marthon at 8 km and Mareuil-en-Perigord at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charras, 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 Charras in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Marthon

Marthon

at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Mareuil-en-Perigord

Mareuil-en-Perigord

at 11 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Mareuil-en-Perigord guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 11 km (direction east-north-east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The...

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

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

at 12 km (direction 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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Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 14 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 16 km (direction west)

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

See Torsac guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Charmant guide
Nontron

Nontron

at 19 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to...

See Nontron guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 22 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Brantome

Brantome

at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

In an idyllic setting on the Isle River and with an imposing...

See Brantome guide

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Map of places to visit near Charras

 
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Markets in and near Charras

  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (21km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (26km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (27km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (33km)

Hotels near Charras

More information about Charras, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Charras, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (29km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (32km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (33km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (41km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (42km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (23km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (44km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (49km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (15km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (40km)
  • Site Corot (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Charras is in the west of France at 23 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Charras is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charras

Canton: Montbron

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16380

Distance to Charras

from Angouleme (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 611 km

from Nice: 579 km

from Bordeaux: 110 km

from Strasbourg: 650 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 Charras from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Combiers, Grassac, Les Graulges, Mainzac and Rougnac.

This page in French: Visiter Charras

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