Orival tourism and travel guide

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Visit Orival: highlights and tourist information

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Orival is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 42 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Orival is 434 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubeterre-sur-Dronne at 8 km and Riberac at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Orival, 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 Orival 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 Orival

Markets in and near Orival

  • Chalais: market Monday (3km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Montpon-Menesterol: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (31km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (33km)
  • Mussidan: market Saturday (35km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (36km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (37km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (37km)

More information about Orival, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Orival, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (21km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (46km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (31km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (41km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (48km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (53km)

Towns of Art and history

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Orival

Canton: Chalais

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16210

Distance to Orival

from Angouleme (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 434 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 597 km

from Bordeaux: 71 km

from Strasbourg: 689 km

Getting here

Orival 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 Orival from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazac, Bellon, Bonnes, Brie-sous-Chalais, Chalais, Courlac, Curac, Les Essards, Medillac, Montboyer, Rioux-Martin, Rouffiac, Saint-Avit, Saint-Quentin-de-Chalais and Saint-Romain.

This page in French: Visiter Orival