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Sonneville tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Jarnac at 14 km from Sonneville

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Sonneville 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 Sonneville in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jarnac at 14 km and Saint-Simon at 18 km.

Sonneville, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Jarnac

Jarnac

at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cognac guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 22 km (direction north-east)

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

See Tusson guide
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Angouleme

Angouleme

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 31 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 34 km (direction west-north-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Ruffec

Ruffec

at 36 km (direction north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Barbezieux guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 39 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
Pons

Pons

at 40 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Pons guide

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Markets in and near Sonneville

  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (16km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (27km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (28km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (31km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Sonneville, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (56km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (28km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (38km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (50km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (53km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (22km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (28km)
  • Logis de Forge (34km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (41km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (20km)
  • Forêt de Pons (40km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sonneville is in the west of France at 29 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Sonneville is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sonneville

Canton: Rouillac

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16170

Distance to Sonneville

from Angouleme (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 629 km

from Bordeaux: 113 km

from Strasbourg: 671 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 Sonneville from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anville, Auge-Saint-Medard, Courbillac, Houlette, Mareuil, Montigne, Neuvicq-le-Chateau, Plaizac, Rouillac and Siecq.

This page in French: Visiter Sonneville

 
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