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Chenon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bayers at 3 km from Chenon

Visit Chenon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayers at 3 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 4 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chenon, 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 Chenon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Bayers

Bayers

at 3 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bayers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 4 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 10 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Ruffec guide
 
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Tusson

Tusson

at 14 km (direction west)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente...

See Tusson guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Confolens guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 41 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Melle

Melle

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

The town of Melle is best known for its...

See Melle guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 43 km (direction south)

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

See Torsac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chenon

 
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Markets in and near Chenon

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (23km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (29km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (30km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (30km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (40km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (40km)

Hotels near Chenon

More information about Chenon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chenon, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (25km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (15km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (23km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (36km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (39km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (42km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (10km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (14km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (43km)
  • Logis de Forge (45km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chenon is in the west of France at 34 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Chenon is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chenon

Canton: Mansle

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16460

Distance to Chenon

from Angouleme (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 569 km

from Nice: 607 km

from Bordeaux: 139 km

from Strasbourg: 637 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 Chenon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aunac, Barro, Bayers, Chenommet, Couture, Fontclaireau, Fontenille, Licheres, Moutonneau, Poursac, Saint-Georges, Saint-Groux, Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec, Verteuil-sur-Charente and Villegats.

This page in French: Visiter Chenon

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