Saint-Gourson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Gourson in Charente

Photo is of Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 6 km from Saint-Gourson

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Saint-Gourson 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 Saint-Gourson in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 6 km and Bayers at 8 km.

Saint-Gourson, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 6 km (direction )

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 8 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Bayers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ruffec guide
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Tusson

Tusson

at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Tusson guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Confolens guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 34 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 39 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

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

See Rochechouart guide
Brigueuil

Brigueuil

at 42 km (direction east)

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

See Brigueuil guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Gourson

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (26km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (31km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (31km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (35km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (36km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (42km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (43km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Gourson, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (16km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (22km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (22km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (32km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (36km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (39km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (10km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (20km)
  • Logis de Forge (47km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (47km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (58km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (34km)
  • Site Corot (44km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Gourson is in the west of France at 36 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Saint-Gourson is 357 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Gourson

Canton: Ruffec

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16700

Distance to Saint-Gourson

from Angouleme (prefecture): 36 km

from Paris: 357 km

from Calais: 567 km

from Nice: 602 km

from Bordeaux: 142 km

from Strasbourg: 632 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-Gourson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette, Chassiecq, Couture, Nanteuil-en-Vallee, Poursac, Saint-Georges, Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec and Turgon.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Gourson

 
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