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Saint-Simon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Simon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along the river, and perhps then a boat trip along the river

Saint-Simon 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-Simon. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Simon travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 18 km and Mouthiers-sur-Boeme at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Simon, 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-Simon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Jarnac

Jarnac

at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 18 km (direction east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Cognac guide
 
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Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

See Barbezieux guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 26 km (direction east-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 30 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a...

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Tusson guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Pons

Pons

at 38 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Simon

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Simon

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (8km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (14km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (17km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (23km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (30km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (36km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (38km)

Hotels near Saint-Simon

More information about Saint-Simon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Simon, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (14km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (15km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (41km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (48km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (13km)
  • Logis de Forge (19km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (34km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (23km)
  • Forêt de Pons (38km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (42km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Simon is in the west of France at 18 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Saint-Simon is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Simon

Canton: Châteauneuf-sur-Charente

Arrondissement: Cognac

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16120

Distance to Saint-Simon

from Angouleme (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 606 km

from Nice: 619 km

from Bordeaux: 99 km

from Strasbourg: 675 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-Simon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angeac-Charente, Bassac, Bouteville, Champmillon, Chateauneuf-sur-Charente, Gondeville, Merignac, Mosnac, Moulidars, Saint-Meme-les-Carrieres, Saint-Simeux, Triac-Lautrait and Vibrac.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Simon

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