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Dirac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Torsac at 5 km from Dirac

Visit Dirac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Torsac at 5 km and Angouleme at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dirac, 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 Dirac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Torsac

Torsac

at 5 km (direction south-west)

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

See Torsac guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 11 km (direction north-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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 11 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
 
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Charmant

Charmant

at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Charmant guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 15 km (direction east)

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

See Marthon guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 22 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre....

See Varaignes guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Nontron

Nontron

at 33 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural...

See Nontron guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Barbezieux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dirac

 
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Markets in and near Dirac

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (8km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (10km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (11km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (33km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (40km)

More information about Dirac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Dirac, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (5km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (39km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (41km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (54km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (54km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (11km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (32km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (19km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Dirac is in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Dirac is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dirac

Canton: Soyaux

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16410

Distance to Dirac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 395 km

from Calais: 606 km

from Nice: 594 km

from Bordeaux: 107 km

from Strasbourg: 657 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 Dirac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouex, Dignac, Garat, Puymoyen, Sers, Soyaux and Torsac.

This page in French: Visiter Dirac

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