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Touvre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Touvre in Charente

Photo is of Angouleme at 9 km from Touvre

Visit Touvre: highlights and tourist information

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Touvre is situated in the Charente department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Angouleme at 9 km and Torsac at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Touvre, 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 Touvre in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Angouleme

Angouleme

at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Torsac guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 13 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 13 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
 
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Marthon

Marthon

at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 16 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 18 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small...

See Charmant guide
Villebois-Lavalette

Villebois-Lavalette

at 20 km (direction south)

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

See Villebois-Lavalette guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Bayers guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente...

See Tusson guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Jarnac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Touvre

 
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Markets in and near Touvre

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (4km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (14km)
  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (33km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (39km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (41km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (45km)

More information about Touvre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Touvre, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (8km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (45km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (51km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (16km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (34km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (16km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Touvre is in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Touvre is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Touvre

Canton: Ruelle-sur-Touvre

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16600

Distance to Touvre

from Angouleme (prefecture): 8 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 600 km

from Nice: 595 km

from Bordeaux: 113 km

from Strasbourg: 653 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 Touvre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouex, Garat, Magnac-sur-Touvre, Mornac, Ruelle-sur-Touvre and Soyaux.

This page in French: Visiter Touvre

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