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La Foret-de-Tesse tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 11 km from La Foret-de-Tesse

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La Foret-de-Tesse 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 La Foret-de-Tesse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 11 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 16 km.

La Foret-de-Tesse, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 16 km (direction south)

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

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at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bayers guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 24 km (direction west-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 44 km (direction south-east)

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

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 44 km (direction south-east)

After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the...

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at 46 km (direction south)

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

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at 46 km (direction east)

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

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at 47 km (direction east)

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

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at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Markets in and near La Foret-de-Tesse

  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (6km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (12km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (15km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Melle: market Friday (23km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (24km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (34km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (35km)

More information about La Foret-de-Tesse, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Foret-de-Tesse, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (26km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (18km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (20km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (37km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (40km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (50km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (16km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (16km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (24km)
  • Laverré (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (53km)

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (24km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)

Geography and distances

La Foret-de-Tesse is in the west of France at 48 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: La Foret-de-Tesse is 353 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Foret-de-Tesse

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to La Foret-de-Tesse

from Angouleme (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 353 km

from Calais: 557 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 147 km

from Strasbourg: 641 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 La Foret-de-Tesse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chevrerie, La Magdeleine, Londigny, Lorigne, Melleran, Montalembert, Montjean, Pioussay, Saint-Martin-du-Clocher, Theil-Rabier and Villiers-le-Roux.

This page in French: Visiter La Foret-de-Tesse


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