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La Rochefoucauld tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Rochefoucauld: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: After exploring the Chateau de Rochefoucauld be sure to stroll around the rest of the historic town centre

La Rochefoucauld 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 La Rochefoucauld. For detailed visitor information see the La Rochefoucauld travel guide.

Attractions in La Rochefoucauld

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente, with both medieval and renaissance parts to the castle: Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Tourist classifications for La Rochefoucauld include "village d'etape".

Popular places to visit nearby include Marthon at 15 km and Varaignes at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Rochefoucauld, 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 La Rochefoucauld in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 1 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather...

See Marthon guide


at 19 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The...

See Varaignes guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide


at 23 km (direction south-west)

Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages...

See Torsac guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bayers guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 31 km (direction south-west)

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

See Charmant guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural...

See Nontron guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Tusson guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente

Map of places to visit near La Rochefoucauld


Markets in and near La Rochefoucauld

Market days in La Rochefoucauld: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (15km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (21km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (26km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (27km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (43km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (44km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (46km)

More information about La Rochefoucauld, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Rochefoucauld, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (12km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (37km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (41km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (43km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (46km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de l'Assomption (Thiviers) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (29km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (33km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (34km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (45km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (10km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (37km)
  • Site Corot (43km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

La Rochefoucauld is in the west of France at 20 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: La Rochefoucauld is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Rochefoucauld

Canton: Rochefoucauld

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16110

Distance to La Rochefoucauld

from Angouleme (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 590 km

from Nice: 589 km

from Bordeaux: 125 km

from Strasbourg: 640 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 Rochefoucauld from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agris, Bunzac, Marillac-le-Franc, Rancogne, Rivieres, Saint-Projet-Saint-Constant, Saint-Sornin, Taponnat-Fleurignac and Yvrac-et-Malleyrand.

This page in French: Visiter La Rochefoucauld

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