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Visit Touvre: highlights and tourist information

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Touvre is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 8 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Touvre is 389 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Touvre


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)


Geography and distances

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

Touvre 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 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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