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Marsac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marsac in Charente

Photo is of Angouleme at 10 km from Marsac

Visit Marsac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 10 km and Saint-Simon at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Marsac, 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 Marsac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Angouleme

Angouleme

at 10 km (direction south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
 
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Tusson

Tusson

at 22 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Tusson guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 23 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 24 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 29 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Cognac guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Marthon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marsac

 
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Markets in and near Marsac

  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (11km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (13km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (33km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (42km)

More information about Marsac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Marsac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (46km)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (11km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (26km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (44km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (46km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (52km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (21km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (22km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (28km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (32km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (34km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (58km)
 
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Geography and distances

Marsac is in the west of France at 12 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Marsac is 386 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marsac

Canton: Saint-Amant-de-Boixe

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16570

Distance to Marsac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 386 km

from Calais: 594 km

from Nice: 611 km

from Bordeaux: 113 km

from Strasbourg: 660 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 Marsac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-sur-Nouere, Balzac, Douzat, Montignac-Charente, Saint-Amant-de-Nouere, Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac, Saint-Yrieix-sur-Charente, Vars and Vindelle.

This page in French: Visiter Marsac

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