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Fontclaireau tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontclaireau in Charente

Photo is of Bayers at 4 km from Fontclaireau

Visit Fontclaireau: highlights and tourist information

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Fontclaireau is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 28 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Fontclaireau is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayers at 4 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontclaireau, 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 Fontclaireau 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 Fontclaireau


Markets in and near Fontclaireau

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (24km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (27km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (28km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (32km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (33km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (35km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (37km)

More information about Fontclaireau, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Fontclaireau, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (32km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (15km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (27km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (31km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (42km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (44km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (47km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (11km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (16km)
  • Logis de Forge (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (45km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (33km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontclaireau

Canton: Mansle

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16230

Distance to Fontclaireau

from Angouleme (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 575 km

from Nice: 608 km

from Bordeaux: 132 km

from Strasbourg: 643 km

Getting here

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

We have 16 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aunac, Bayers, Cellettes, Chenommet, Chenon, Fontenille, Juille, Licheres, Lonnes, Mansle, Mouton, Moutonneau, Nanclars, Puyreaux, Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure and Saint-Groux.

This page in French: Visiter Fontclaireau

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