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Charroux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 16 km from Charroux

Visit Charroux: highlights and tourist information

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Charroux is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 16 km and Ruffec at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Charroux, 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 Charroux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 16 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 20 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 22 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

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Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

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Confolens

Confolens

at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

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Bayers

Bayers

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

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Nouaille-Maupertuis

Nouaille-Maupertuis

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

Visit Nouaille-Maupertuis to see the substantial Abbey of Saint Junien...

See Nouaille-Maupertuis guide
Brigueuil

Brigueuil

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

See Brigueuil guide
Melle

Melle

at 42 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 43 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 44 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 45 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Mortemart

Mortemart

Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide

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Map of places to visit near Charroux

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Markets in and near Charroux

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (19km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (22km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (33km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (36km)
  • Rouille: market Friday (41km)
  • Melle: market Friday (42km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (45km)

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Tourist attractions near Charroux, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (1km)
  • Sanxay (50km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (1km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (10km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (13km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (26km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Nouaillé-Mauperthuis (Nouaille-Maupertuis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (15km)
  • Laverré (34km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (34km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (42km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (14km)
 
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Geography and distances

Charroux is in the west of France at 49 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Charroux is 336 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charroux

Canton: Charroux

Arrondissement: Montmorillon

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86250

Distance to Charroux

from Poitiers (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 336 km

from Calais: 545 km

from Nice: 605 km

from Bordeaux: 164 km

from Strasbourg: 617 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Charroux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnois, Genouille, La Chapelle-Baton and Savigne.

This page in French: Visiter Charroux

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