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Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac in Charente

Photo is of Angouleme at 13 km from Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac

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

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Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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

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!

Angouleme

Angouleme

at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Tusson guide
 
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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 24 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 25 km (direction south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 28 km (direction west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 30 km (direction north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Charmant guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide

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

 
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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)

Hotels near Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac

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

What to do at Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac is in the west of France at 15 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-d'Hiersac is 387 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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