Empure tourism and travel guide

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Visit Empure: highlights and tourist information

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Empure is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 42 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Empure is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 10 km and Ruffec at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Empure, 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 Empure in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Empure

Markets in and near Empure

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (13km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (13km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (22km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (25km)
  • Melle: market Friday (27km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (31km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (33km)

More information about Empure, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Empure, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Empure.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (31km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (24km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (30km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (42km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (44km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (10km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (17km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (27km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (46km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (31km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Empure

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to Empure

from Angouleme (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 564 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 140 km

from Strasbourg: 646 km

Getting here

Empure 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 Empure from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brettes, Hanc, La Magdeleine, Longre, Paizay-Naudouin-Embourie, Pioussay, Raix, Theil-Rabier, Villefagnan and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter Empure