Echallat tourism and travel guide

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Visit Echallat: highlights and tourist information

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Echallat is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 18 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Echallat is 392 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Echallat

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

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)

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Echallat

Canton: Hiersac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

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

Echallat 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 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