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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

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.

Confolens is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 57 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Confolens is 340 kilometres from Paris).

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Brigueuil at 16 km and Mortemart at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Confolens, 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 Confolens 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 Confolens

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

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

Confolens 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 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

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