Passirac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Barbezieux at 16 km from Passirac

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Passirac 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 Passirac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 16 km and The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean at 20 km.

Passirac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground...

See The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east-south-east)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

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

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a...

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at 33 km (direction north-east)

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

See Torsac guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the large...

See Riberac guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Angouleme guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Dordogne department

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies...

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Map of places to visit near Passirac


Markets in and near Passirac

  • Chalais: market Monday (11km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (28km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (31km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (32km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (37km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (38km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (38km)

More information about Passirac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Passirac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (48km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (32km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (37km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (42km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (24km)
  • Logis de Forge (28km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (48km)
  • Jardins du château de Montréal (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (46km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (46km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (48km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (54km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Passirac is in the west of France at 38 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Passirac is 431 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Passirac

Canton: Brossac

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16480

Distance to Passirac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 431 km

from Calais: 639 km

from Nice: 609 km

from Bordeaux: 69 km

from Strasbourg: 693 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 Passirac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bardenac, Berneuil, Brie-sous-Chalais, Brossac, Chatignac, Chillac, Guizengeard, Oriolles, Saint-Felix, Saint-Vallier and Sainte-Souline.

This page in French: Visiter Passirac


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