Hiersac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Hiersac in Charente

Visit Hiersac: highlights and tourist information

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Hiersac is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 12 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Hiersac is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Simon at 7 km and Angouleme at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Hiersac, 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 Hiersac 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 Hiersac

Markets in and near Hiersac

  • La Couronne: market Saturday (10km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (11km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (17km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (26km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (33km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (42km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (42km)

More information about Hiersac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Hiersac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (45km)
  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (48km)
  • Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (51km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (16km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (18km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (30km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (36km)
  • Forêt de Pons (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Hiersac

Canton: Hiersac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16290

Distance to Hiersac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 614 km

from Bordeaux: 103 km

from Strasbourg: 669 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-sur-Nouere, Champmillon, Douzat, Echallat, Linars, Mosnac, Moulidars, Nersac, Saint-Saturnin, Saint-Simeux, Trois-Palis and Vibrac.

This page in French: Visiter Hiersac