Gente tourism and travel guide

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Visit Gente: highlights and tourist information

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Gente is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 37 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Gente is 411 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 7 km and Jarnac at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Gente, 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 Gente 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 Gente

Markets in and near Gente

  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (8km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (12km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (19km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (26km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (32km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (35km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (39km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (41km)

More information about Gente, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Gente, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (5km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (8km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (26km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (15km)
  • Logis de Forge (35km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (38km)
  • La Roche Courbon (43km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (11km)
  • Forêt de Pons (19km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (31km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Gente

Canton: Segonzac

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16130

Distance to Gente

from Angouleme (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 411 km

from Calais: 613 km

from Nice: 636 km

from Bordeaux: 91 km

from Strasbourg: 692 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angeac-Champagne, Ars, Celles, Gensac-la-Pallue, Gimeux, Juillac-le-Coq, Merpins, Saint-Fort-sur-le-Ne, Saint-Martial-sur-Ne and Salles-d'Angles.

This page in French: Visiter Gente