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Gente tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cognac at 7 km from Gente

Visit Gente: highlights and tourist information

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Gente is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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

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!

Cognac

Cognac

at 7 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Cognac guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Pons

Pons

at 19 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
 
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Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 21 km (direction south-east)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 23 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 29 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 35 km (direction east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 36 km (direction east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 40 km (direction north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Torsac guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 45 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tusson guide

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

Map of places to visit near Gente

 
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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)

Hotels near Gente

More information about Gente, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Gente, France

What to do at Gente? 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

 
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Geography and distances

Gente is in the west of France at 37 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Gente is 411 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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