Chenon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chenon: highlights and tourist information

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Chenon is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 34 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Chenon is 360 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Chenon

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)

More information about Chenon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chenon, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Chenon 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 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