Garat tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Torsac at 8 km from Garat

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Garat 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 Garat in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Torsac at 8 km and Angouleme at 10 km.

Garat, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Torsac

Torsac

at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

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Angouleme

Angouleme

at 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 13 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 14 km (direction south)

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial...

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Marthon

Marthon

at 14 km (direction east)

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

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Charmant

Charmant

at 15 km (direction south-south-west)

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small castle and a...

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Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 16 km (direction south)

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a...

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

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Varaignes

Varaignes

at 21 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The...

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Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

at 24 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a...

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Mareuil-en-Perigord

Mareuil-en-Perigord

at 24 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies...

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Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 26 km (direction west)

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

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Nontron

Nontron

at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to...

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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

What to do at Garat? 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

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)

 
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Geography and distances

Garat is in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Garat is 392 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

 
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