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Photo is of Mouthiers-sur-Boeme at 6 km from Claix

Visit Claix: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mouthiers-sur-Boeme at 6 km and Charmant at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Claix, 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 Claix in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 13 km (direction east)

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

See Torsac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
 
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Angouleme

Angouleme

at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk...

See Jarnac guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 32 km (direction east)

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates,...

See Marthon guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice...

See Cognac guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 34 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide

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

Map of places to visit near Claix

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Markets in and near Claix

  • La Couronne: market Saturday (7km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (13km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (19km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (21km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (32km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (39km)

More information about Claix, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Claix, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (61km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (8km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (12km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (34km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (44km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (6km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (15km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (35km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Claix is in the west of France at 14 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Claix is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Claix

Canton: Blanzac-Porcheresse

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16440

Distance to Claix

from Angouleme (prefecture): 14 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 614 km

from Nice: 608 km

from Bordeaux: 94 km

from Strasbourg: 673 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 Claix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champagne-Vigny, Etriac, La Couronne, Mainfonds, Plassac-Rouffiac, Roullet-Saint-Estephe, Sireuil and Voulgezac.

This page in French: Visiter Claix

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