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Echallat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Simon at 8 km from Echallat

Visit Echallat: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Simon at 8 km and Jarnac at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Echallat, 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 Echallat in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 8 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 22 km (direction west)

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

See Cognac guide
 
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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 25 km (direction north-north-east)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has...

See Tusson guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 31 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here,...

See Bayers guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 33 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide

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

Map of places to visit near Echallat

 
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Markets in and near Echallat

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (11km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (16km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (21km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (27km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (39km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (41km)

More information about Echallat, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Echallat, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (41km)
  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (43km)
  • Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (17km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (17km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (48km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (21km)
  • Logis de Forge (22km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (25km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (25km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (40km)
  • Forêt de Pons (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Echallat is in the west of France at 18 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Echallat is 392 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Echallat

Canton: Hiersac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16170

Distance to Echallat

from Angouleme (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 392 km

from Calais: 598 km

from Nice: 619 km

from Bordeaux: 107 km

from Strasbourg: 669 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 Echallat from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Douzat, Fleurac, Hiersac, Merignac, Saint-Amant-de-Nouere, Saint-Cybardeaux, Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac and Vaux-Rouillac.

This page in French: Visiter Echallat

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