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Puyreaux tourism and travel guide

Photo of Puyreaux in Charente

Photo is of Bayers at 7 km from Puyreaux

Visit Puyreaux: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayers at 7 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Puyreaux, 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 Puyreaux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Bayers

Bayers

at 7 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 14 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 18 km (direction north-east)

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
 
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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 19 km (direction south-east)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade...

See Ruffec guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 19 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 33 km (direction south-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 33 km (direction south)

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

See Torsac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 35 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide

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

Map of places to visit near Puyreaux

 
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Markets in and near Puyreaux

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (20km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (30km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (32km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (35km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (36km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (39km)

More information about Puyreaux, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Puyreaux, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (35km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (19km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (28km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (33km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (45km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (14km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (20km)
  • Logis de Forge (35km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (45km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (29km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Puyreaux is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Puyreaux is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Puyreaux

Canton: Mansle

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16230

Distance to Puyreaux

from Angouleme (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 370 km

from Calais: 579 km

from Nice: 606 km

from Bordeaux: 129 km

from Strasbourg: 644 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 Puyreaux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aussac-Vadalle, Cellettes, Fontclaireau, Licheres, Mansle, Mouton, Moutonneau, Nanclars, Saint-Angeau, Saint-Ciers-sur-Bonnieure, Saint-Front and Saint-Groux.

This page in French: Visiter Puyreaux

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