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Hiesse tourism and travel guide

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Hiesse 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 Hiesse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 7 km and Confolens at 8 km.

Hiesse, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east)

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

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at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church that is the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

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at 28 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

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at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure to...

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at 30 km (direction west)

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

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at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a...

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at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 36 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

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at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

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Map of places to visit near Hiesse


Markets in and near Hiesse

  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (30km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (37km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (39km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (39km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (46km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (48km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (51km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (54km)

More information about Hiesse, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Hiesse, France

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

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (18km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (13km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (15km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (16km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (25km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (30km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (25km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (42km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (43km)
  • Laverré (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (29km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (43km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (31km)

Geography and distances

Hiesse is in the west of France at 56 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Hiesse is 338 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Hiesse

Canton: Confolens-Nord

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16490

Distance to Hiesse

from Angouleme (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 338 km

from Calais: 552 km

from Nice: 587 km

from Bordeaux: 163 km

from Strasbourg: 608 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 Hiesse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Alloue, Confolens and Epenede.

This page in French: Visiter Hiesse


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