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Fontenille tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bayers at 5 km from Fontenille

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Fontenille in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayers at 5 km and Tusson at 8 km.

Fontenille, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bayers

Bayers

at 5 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

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Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 26 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 35 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Torsac guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 40 km (direction south)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 41 km (direction east)

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide

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Markets in and near Fontenille

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (25km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (27km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (28km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (32km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (35km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Fontenille, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (15km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (31km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (38km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (41km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (48km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (8km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (15km)
  • Logis de Forge (40km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (42km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (36km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (37km)
  • Zoodyssée (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontenille is in the west of France at 30 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Fontenille is 366 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenille

Canton: Mansle

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16230

Distance to Fontenille

from Angouleme (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 366 km

from Calais: 573 km

from Nice: 612 km

from Bordeaux: 133 km

from Strasbourg: 644 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 Fontenille 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, Charme, Chenommet, Chenon, Fontclaireau, Juille, Licheres, Ligne, Lonnes, Luxe, Mansle, Mouton, Moutonneau, Saint-Groux and Salles-de-Villefagnan.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenille

 
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