Genac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Genac in Charente

Photo is of Tusson at 16 km from Genac

Visit Genac: highlights and tourist information

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Genac 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 Genac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 16 km and Angouleme at 17 km.

Genac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Tusson

Tusson

at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tusson guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Bayers

Bayers

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument here in Mouthiers-sur-Boeme...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 29 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 29 km (direction north-east)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

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Cognac

Cognac

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk and lots...

See Cognac guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 32 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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Markets in and near Genac

  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (20km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (27km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (35km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (38km)

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Tourist attractions near Genac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (39km)
  • Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (46km)
  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (52km)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (18km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (24km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (38km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (45km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (48km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (16km)
  • Logis de Forge (28km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (31km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (32km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (31km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (37km)
  • Forêt de Pons (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Genac is in the west of France at 20 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Genac is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genac

Canton: Rouillac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16170

Distance to Genac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 588 km

from Nice: 617 km

from Bordeaux: 117 km

from Strasbourg: 660 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 Genac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bignac, Bonneville, Coulonges, Gourville, La Chapelle, Marcillac-Lanville, Saint-Amant-de-Nouere, Saint-Cybardeaux, Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac and Vouharte.

This page in French: Visiter Genac