Torsac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Torsac in Charente

Visit Torsac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Torsac is one of several small but interesting villages to stroll around in Charente

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Torsac. For detailed visitor information see the Torsac travel guide.

Torsac is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 10 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Torsac is 400 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de la Mercerie at 7 km and Charmant at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Torsac, 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 Torsac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Torsac

Markets in and near Torsac

  • La Couronne: market Saturday (10km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (11km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (13km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (22km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (32km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (35km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (37km)

More information about Torsac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Torsac, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Torsac.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (6km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (10km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (28km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (38km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (40km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (40km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (45km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (52km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (55km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (7km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (29km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (23km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Torsac

Canton: Villebois-Lavalette

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16410

Distance to Torsac

from Angouleme (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 400 km

from Calais: 611 km

from Nice: 595 km

from Bordeaux: 102 km

from Strasbourg: 662 km

Getting here

Torsac is in the west of France. 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 Torsac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Dignac, Dirac, Fouquebrune, Puymoyen and Voeuil-et-Giget.

This page in French: Visiter Torsac