Jarnac tourism and travel guide

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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!

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

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.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Jarnac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 12 km and Barbezieux at 23 km.

Jarnac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 8 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Cognac guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 25 km (direction east)

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

See Angouleme guide
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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Pons

Pons

at 32 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
Torsac

Torsac

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Jonzac guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 34 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tusson guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 37 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Saintes guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

The Chateau de la Mercerie is a manor house with a substantial...

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 41 km (direction 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
Bayers

Bayers

at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bayers guide

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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)

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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)

 
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Geography and distances

Jarnac is in the west of France at 26 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Jarnac is 401 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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