Confolens tourism and travel guide

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Visit Confolens: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain and some medieval houses

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Confolens. For detailed visitor information see the Confolens travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Confolens include "town of art and history".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Confolens in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Brigueuil at 16 km and Mortemart at 22 km.

Confolens, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Mortemart guide


at 22 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an ecomuseum....

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at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to also visit...

See Saint-Junien guide


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

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a castle and...

See Rochechouart guide


at 27 km (direction west)

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

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at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the condition it...

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at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a...

See Bellac guide


at 34 km (direction west)

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

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Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 35 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open to the public...

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at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 36 km (direction west)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

See Ruffec guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

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Markets in and near Confolens

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (23km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (43km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (44km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (45km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (47km)
  • Limoges: market every day (48km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (51km)

More information about Confolens, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Confolens, France

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

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (19km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (23km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (25km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (28km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (45km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (59km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (22km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (37km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Limoges (48km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (39km)

Geography and distances

Confolens is in the west of France at 57 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Confolens is 340 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Confolens

Canton: Confolens

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16500

Distance to Confolens

from Angouleme (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 340 km

from Calais: 555 km

from Nice: 580 km

from Bordeaux: 163 km

from Strasbourg: 605 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 Confolens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ansac-sur-Vienne, Esse, Hiesse, Lessac, Saint-Germain-de-Confolens and Saint-Maurice-Des-Lions.

This page in French: Visiter Confolens