Garat tourism and travel guide

Photo of Garat in Charente

Visit Garat: highlights and tourist information

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Garat is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Garat is 392 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Torsac at 8 km and Angouleme at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Garat, 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 Garat 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 Garat

Markets in and near Garat

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (7km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (10km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (13km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (16km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (37km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (42km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (42km)

More information about Garat, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Garat, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perigord-Limousin (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (6km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (42km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (42km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (53km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (59km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (13km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (33km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (17km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Garat

Canton: Soyaux

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16410

Distance to Garat

from Angouleme (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 392 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 594 km

from Bordeaux: 109 km

from Strasbourg: 655 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouex, Dirac, Magnac-sur-Touvre, Mornac, Ruelle-sur-Touvre, Sers, Soyaux and Touvre.

This page in French: Visiter Garat