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Lessac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 2 km from Lessac

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Lessac 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 Lessac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Germain-de-Confolens at 2 km and Confolens at 6 km.

Lessac, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 2 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 6 km (direction south)

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

See Confolens guide
Brigueuil

Brigueuil

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Brigueuil guide
Mortemart

Mortemart

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Now listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France', Mortemart is a...

See Mortemart guide
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Montrol-Senard

Montrol-Senard

at 22 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Montrol-Senard is a traditional Limousin village which has been turned into an...

See Montrol-Senard guide
Saint-Junien

Saint-Junien

at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Saint-Junien guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bellac

Bellac

at 30 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest,...

See Bellac guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

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

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

See Rochechouart guide
Oradour-sur-Glane

Oradour-sur-Glane

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

The village of Oradour-sur-Glane is a memorial town, now maintained in the...

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Le-Dorat

Le-Dorat

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the...

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Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 36 km (direction west)

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

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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 37 km (direction west)

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

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Bayers

Bayers

at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bayers guide

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Markets in and near Lessac

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (27km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (42km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (42km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (43km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (45km)
  • Limoges: market every day (50km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (51km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (56km)

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Tourist attractions near Lessac, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (23km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (10km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (19km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (22km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (26km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (25km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (42km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (35km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lessac is in the west of France at 61 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Lessac is 334 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lessac

Canton: Confolens-Nord

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16500

Distance to Lessac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 334 km

from Calais: 550 km

from Nice: 582 km

from Bordeaux: 168 km

from Strasbourg: 602 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 Lessac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abzac, Availles-Limouzine, Confolens, Esse and Saint-Germain-de-Confolens.

This page in French: Visiter Lessac

 
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