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Visit Jarnac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the riverside, and sample the local Cognac!

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Jarnac. For detailed visitor information see the Jarnac travel guide.

Jarnac is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 26 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Jarnac is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 12 km and Barbezieux at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jarnac, 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 Jarnac 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 Jarnac


Markets in and near Jarnac

Market days in Jarnac: weekly market: every day except Monday;

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (0km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (24km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (30km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (32km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (40km)

More information about Jarnac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Jarnac, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (25km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (14km)
  • Logis de Forge (27km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (34km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (50km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (16km)
  • Forêt de Pons (32km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Jarnac

Canton: Jarnac

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16200

Distance to Jarnac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 627 km

from Bordeaux: 99 km

from Strasbourg: 680 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bassac, Bourg-Charente, Chassors, Foussignac, Gondeville, Julienne, Les Metairies, Mainxe, Nercillac, Reparsac, Saint-Meme-les-Carrieres and Triac-Lautrait.

This page in French: Visiter Jarnac

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