Saint-Germain-de-Confolens tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins of an ancient castle

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Germain-de-Confolens. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Germain-de-Confolens travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Germain-de-Confolens in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Brigueuil at 17 km and Mortemart at 21 km.

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 4 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Confolens guide


at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Brigueuil guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Mortemart guide


at 21 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Montrol-Senard guide


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

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

See Saint-Junien guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Rochechouart guide


at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide


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

The small market town of Bellac has some medieval houses of interest, and a...

See Bellac guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Oradour-sur-Glane guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

In the small town of Le Dorat you will enjoy exploring the old town...

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at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide


at 37 km (direction west)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

See Ruffec guide
Le Jardin de Liliane

Le Jardin de Liliane

Garden at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Le Jardin de Liliane guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bayers guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (25km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (42km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (44km)
  • Montmorillon: market Wednesday (44km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (46km)
  • Limoges: market every day (48km)
  • Chalus: market Friday (50km)
  • Vivonne: market Saturday (53km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Germain-de-Confolens, France

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


  • Aquarium du Limousin (51km)

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (24km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (9km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (20km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (24km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (25km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (27km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Montmorillon) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (61km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

Sites of natural beauty

  • Site Corot (23km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (40km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (46km)

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 (58km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (37km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens is in the west of France at 60 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Saint-Germain-de-Confolens is 336 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Canton: Confolens-Sud

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16500

Distance to Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

from Angouleme (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 336 km

from Calais: 551 km

from Nice: 581 km

from Bordeaux: 167 km

from Strasbourg: 602 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-Germain-de-Confolens from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Abzac, Confolens, Esse and Lessac.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Germain-de-Confolens