Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 15 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 13 km and Saint-Simon at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac, 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 Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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Map of places to visit near Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac

Markets in and near Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac

  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (17km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (17km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (30km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (40km)

More information about Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac.

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (42km)
  • Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (48km)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (13km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (21km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (25km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (34km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (40km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (49km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (21km)
  • Logis de Forge (23km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (27km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (31km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (35km)
  • Forêt de Pons (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (55km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac

Canton: Hiersac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16570

Distance to Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 593 km

from Nice: 615 km

from Bordeaux: 112 km

from Strasbourg: 663 km

Getting here

Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac 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 Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-sur-Nouere, Bignac, Douzat, Echallat, Genac, Marsac, Saint-Amant-de-Nouere and Saint-Cybardeaux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac