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Les Gours tourism and travel guide

Photo of Les Gours in Charente

Photo is of Tusson at 11 km from Les Gours

Visit Les Gours: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 11 km and Ruffec at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Les Gours, 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 Gours in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Tusson

Tusson

at 11 km (direction east)

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

See Tusson guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Bayers guide
 
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Melle

Melle

at 29 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 30 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 31 km (direction east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 36 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 36 km (direction south-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre,...

See Cognac guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide

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

Map of places to visit near Les Gours

 
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Markets in and near Les Gours

  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (16km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (22km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (22km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (23km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (23km)
  • Melle: market Friday (29km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (32km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (33km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (34km)

More information about Les Gours, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Les Gours, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (35km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (41km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (43km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (11km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (28km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (30km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (35km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (53km)
  • Forêt de Pons (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (32km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Les Gours is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Les Gours is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Gours

Canton: Aigre

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16140

Distance to Les Gours

from Angouleme (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 370 km

from Calais: 572 km

from Nice: 630 km

from Bordeaux: 131 km

from Strasbourg: 657 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 Gours from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbezieres, Chives, Couture-d'Argenson, Longre, Lupsault and Saint-Fraigne.

This page in French: Visiter Les Gours

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