Pressignac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Rochechouart at 6 km from Pressignac

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Pressignac 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 Pressignac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochechouart at 6 km and Saint-Junien at 14 km.

Pressignac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Rochechouart guide


at 14 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Saint-Junien guide


at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Brigueuil guide
Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 18 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Le Jardin de Liliane is one of our favourite gardens open to...

See Le Jardin de Liliane guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Confolens guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide


at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

Châlus is a small market town with two ruined castles in the...

See Chalus guide


at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Montrol-Senard guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in Charente,...

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at 30 km (direction south-west), in the Dordogne department

Varaignes is a pretty village with a castle at its centre. The...

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at 31 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

The quiet town of Aixe-sur-Vienne has few important monuments, but is a...

See Aixe-sur-Vienne guide

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Map of places to visit near Pressignac


Markets in and near Pressignac

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (15km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (26km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Limoges: market every day (38km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (44km)
  • Thiviers: market Tuesday - seasonal market only (47km)
  • Thiviers: market Saturday (47km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (47km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (48km)

More information about Pressignac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pressignac, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (44km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Nontron (33km)
  • Saint-Yrieix-la-Perche (50km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (14km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (36km)
  • Abbatial church de Saint Pierre (Solignac) (42km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (44km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (44km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (14km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (16km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (27km)
  • Lac de Saint-Pardoux (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Saint-Hilaire-les-Places (38km)

Geography and distances

Pressignac is in the west of France at 49 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Pressignac is 358 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pressignac

Canton: Chabanais

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16150

Distance to Pressignac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 358 km

from Calais: 576 km

from Nice: 567 km

from Bordeaux: 151 km

from Strasbourg: 611 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 Pressignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chabanais, Chassenon, Saillat-sur-Vienne, Saint-Quentin-sur-Charente, Verneuil and Videix.

This page in French: Visiter Pressignac