Gardes-le-Pontaroux tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gardes-le-Pontaroux: highlights and tourist information

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Gardes-le-Pontaroux is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 19 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Gardes-le-Pontaroux is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Villebois-Lavalette at 4 km and Chateau de la Mercerie at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gardes-le-Pontaroux, 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 Gardes-le-Pontaroux 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 Gardes-le-Pontaroux

Markets in and near Gardes-le-Pontaroux

  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (19km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (19km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Brantome: market Friday (32km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (32km)

More information about Gardes-le-Pontaroux, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Gardes-le-Pontaroux, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Perigord-Limousin (39km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (24km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (30km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (33km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (36km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (48km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (15km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (21km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gardes-le-Pontaroux

Canton: Villebois-Lavalette

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16320

Distance to Gardes-le-Pontaroux

from Angouleme (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 615 km

from Nice: 586 km

from Bordeaux: 103 km

from Strasbourg: 658 km

Getting here

Gardes-le-Pontaroux 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 Gardes-le-Pontaroux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzaguet-Saint-Cybard, Dignac, Edon, Magnac-Lavalette-Villars, Ronsenac, Rougnac and Villebois-Lavalette.

This page in French: Visiter Gardes-le-Pontaroux