Oradour tourism and travel guide

Photo of Oradour in Charente

Visit Oradour: highlights and tourist information

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Oradour is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 32 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Oradour is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 8 km and Bayers at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Oradour, 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 Oradour in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Oradour

Markets in and near Oradour

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (22km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (23km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (27km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (27km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (27km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (30km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (32km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)

More information about Oradour, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Oradour, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Oradour.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (43km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (31km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (36km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (40km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (46km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (55km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (8km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (27km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (36km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (41km)
  • Logis de Forge (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (33km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (47km)
  • Forêt de Pons (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (38km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (45km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Oradour

Canton: Aigre

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16140

Distance to Oradour

from Angouleme (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 578 km

from Nice: 626 km

from Bordeaux: 126 km

from Strasbourg: 658 km

Getting here

Oradour is in the west of France. 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 Oradour from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigre, Barbezieres, Ebreon, Lupsault, Mons, Saint-Fraigne and Villejesus.

This page in French: Visiter Oradour