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Le Grand-Madieu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Grand-Madieu in Charente

Photo is of Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 12 km from Le Grand-Madieu

Visit Le Grand-Madieu: highlights and tourist information

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Le Grand-Madieu is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 12 km and Bayers at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Grand-Madieu, 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 Le Grand-Madieu in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 17 km (direction west)

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

See Bayers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Confolens guide
 
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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ruffec guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Tusson guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

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

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

See Rochechouart guide
Brigueuil

Brigueuil

at 32 km (direction east)

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

See Brigueuil guide
Saint-Junien

Saint-Junien

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

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

See Saint-Junien guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 36 km (direction south)

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

See Marthon guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Grand-Madieu

 
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Markets in and near Le Grand-Madieu

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (34km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (34km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (36km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (37km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (40km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (40km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (44km)

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Tourist attractions near Le Grand-Madieu, France

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

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (23km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (19km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (21km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (26km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (27km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (36km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (17km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (29km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (44km)
  • Logis de Forge (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (30km)
  • Site Corot (35km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (36km)
 
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Geography and distances

Le Grand-Madieu is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Le Grand-Madieu is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Grand-Madieu

Canton: Saint-Claud

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16450

Distance to Le Grand-Madieu

from Angouleme (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 567 km

from Nice: 593 km

from Bordeaux: 146 km

from Strasbourg: 624 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 Le Grand-Madieu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette, Cellefrouin, Champagne-Mouton, Chassiecq, Le Vieux-Cerier, Parzac, Saint-Claud, Saint-Laurent-de-Ceris and Turgon.

This page in French: Visiter Le Grand-Madieu

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