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Cressac-Saint-Genis tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cressac-Saint-Genis in Charente

Photo is of Barbezieux at 13 km from Cressac-Saint-Genis

Visit Cressac-Saint-Genis: highlights and tourist information

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Cressac-Saint-Genis is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 13 km and Charmant at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cressac-Saint-Genis, 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 Cressac-Saint-Genis in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Barbezieux guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Charmant guide


at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Torsac guide


at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Angouleme guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for...

See Riberac guide


at 35 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small...

See Jonzac guide


at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

See Cognac guide


at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Marthon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cressac-Saint-Genis


Markets in and near Cressac-Saint-Genis

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (14km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (19km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (19km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (25km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (30km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (31km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (37km)

More information about Cressac-Saint-Genis, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Cressac-Saint-Genis, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (46km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (60km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (23km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (31km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (34km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (46km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (15km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (18km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (43km)
  • Forêt de Pons (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Cressac-Saint-Genis is in the west of France at 25 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Cressac-Saint-Genis is 418 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cressac-Saint-Genis

Canton: Blanzac-Porcheresse

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16250

Distance to Cressac-Saint-Genis

from Angouleme (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 418 km

from Calais: 627 km

from Nice: 606 km

from Bordeaux: 82 km

from Strasbourg: 682 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 Cressac-Saint-Genis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angeduc, Aubeville, Bessac, Blanzac-Porcheresse, Brie-sous-Barbezieux, Courgeac, Deviat, Nonac, Pereuil, Perignac, Poullignac, Saint-Aulais-la-Chapelle and Saint-Leger.

This page in French: Visiter Cressac-Saint-Genis

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