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Les Essards tourism and travel guide

Photo of Les Essards in Charente

Photo is of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne at 6 km from Les Essards

Visit Les Essards: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubeterre-sur-Dronne at 6 km and Riberac at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Les Essards, 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 Les Essards in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction east-north-east)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide


at 17 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the...

See Riberac guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Charmant guide


at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

Mussidan is a small town on the confluence of the...

See Mussidan guide


at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Neuvic sur l'Isle

Neuvic sur l'Isle

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

Neuvic is a small town with a chateau, the Chateau de Neuvic...

See Neuvic sur l'Isle guide


at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Barbezieux guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Saint Astier is a small town in the Dordogne...

See Saint-Astier guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Issac is a pretty village with a 15th century...

See Issac guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 38 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide


at 38 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest...

See Bourdeilles guide

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

Map of places to visit near Les Essards


Markets in and near Les Essards

  • Chalais: market Monday (7km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Montpon-Menesterol: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (30km)
  • Mussidan: market Saturday (30km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Saint-Astier: market Thursday (34km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (35km)

More information about Les Essards, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Les Essards, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (42km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (44km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (36km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (41km)
  • Jardins du Sardy (42km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (48km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (51km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Les Essards is in the west of France at 46 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Les Essards is 436 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Essards

Canton: Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16210

Distance to Les Essards

from Angouleme (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 436 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 592 km

from Bordeaux: 70 km

from Strasbourg: 688 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 Les Essards from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aubeterre-sur-Dronne, Bazac, Bonnes, Chenaud, Laprade, Orival, Puymangou, Rouffiac, Saint-Aulaye, Saint-Avit, Saint-Quentin-de-Chalais, Saint-Romain and Saint-Vincent-Jalmoutiers.

This page in French: Visiter Les Essards

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