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Turgon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Turgon in Charente

Photo is of Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 8 km from Turgon

Visit Turgon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 8 km and Bayers at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Turgon, 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 Turgon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 8 km (direction north-west)

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Bayers guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ruffec guide
 
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Confolens

Confolens

at 22 km (direction east-north-east)

Confolens has several sites of interest including an ancient bridge and fountain...

See Confolens guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 23 km (direction south)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 23 km (direction south)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 25 km (direction east-north-east)

In the village of Saint-Germain-de-Confolens you can see the substantial ruins...

See Saint-Germain-de-Confolens guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Tusson guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Haute-Vienne department

On the edge of the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park, Rochechouart has a...

See Rochechouart guide
Brigueuil

Brigueuil

at 36 km (direction east)

Here in Brigueuil it is the roman style church...

See Brigueuil guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 38 km (direction south)

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

See Marthon guide
Saint-Junien

Saint-Junien

at 39 km (direction east), in the Haute-Vienne department

After exploring Saint-Junien and the Collegiale Church of Saint-Junien be sure...

See Saint-Junien guide

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

Map of places to visit near Turgon

 
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Markets in and near Turgon

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (31km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (33km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (34km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (39km)
  • Saint-Junien: market Saturday (40km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (40km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (42km)

More information about Turgon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Turgon, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (22km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (18km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (18km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (24km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (30km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (30km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (38km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (13km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (26km)
  • Jardin de Liliane (48km)
  • Logis de Forge (49km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (52km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (62km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (32km)
  • Site Corot (39km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (34km)
 
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Geography and distances

Turgon is in the west of France at 38 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Turgon is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Turgon

Canton: Champagne-Mouton

Arrondissement: Confolens

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16350

Distance to Turgon

from Angouleme (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 566 km

from Nice: 596 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 627 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 Turgon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaulieu-sur-Sonnette, Champagne-Mouton, Chassiecq, Le Grand-Madieu, Le Vieux-Cerier, Nanteuil-en-Vallee, Parzac, Saint-Coutant and Saint-Gourson.

This page in French: Visiter Turgon

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