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Chassenon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chassenon: highlights and tourist information

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Chassenon is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 52 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Chassenon is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochechouart at 5 km and Saint-Junien at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chassenon, 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 Chassenon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Chassenon


Markets in and near Chassenon

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (12km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (27km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Limoges: market every day (36km)
  • Saint-Pardoux: market Wednesday (46km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (46km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (48km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (49km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (51km)

More information about Chassenon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chassenon, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (38km)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (43km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (37km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (51km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (11km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (37km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (41km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (42km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (11km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (17km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (31km)
  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (38km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (57km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chassenon

Canton: Chabanais

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16150

Distance to Chassenon

from Angouleme (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 573 km

from Nice: 566 km

from Bordeaux: 154 km

from Strasbourg: 608 km

Getting here

Chassenon is in the west of France. 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 Chassenon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chabanais, Etagnac, Pressignac, Rochechouart and Saillat-sur-Vienne.

This page in French: Visiter Chassenon

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