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Gardes-le-Pontaroux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Gardes-le-Pontaroux in Charente

Photo is of Villebois-Lavalette at 4 km from Gardes-le-Pontaroux

Visit Gardes-le-Pontaroux: highlights and tourist information

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Gardes-le-Pontaroux is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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

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!

Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 4 km (direction south-west)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Torsac guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Charmant guide
 
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Mareuil-en-Perigord

Mareuil-en-Perigord

at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

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Marthon

Marthon

at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide
Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

at 20 km (direction east-north-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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Angouleme

Angouleme

at 21 km (direction north-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Nontron

Nontron

at 27 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Nontron guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente

Map of places to visit near Gardes-le-Pontaroux

 
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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)

Hotels near Gardes-le-Pontaroux

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

Tourist attractions near Gardes-le-Pontaroux, France

What to do at Gardes-le-Pontaroux? 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

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)

 
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Geography and distances

Gardes-le-Pontaroux is in the west of France at 19 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Gardes-le-Pontaroux is 402 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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