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Tusson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tusson in Charente

Visit Tusson: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance townhouses to admire

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

Important note

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Verteuil-sur-Charente at 14 km and Ruffec at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tusson, 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 Tusson in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Bayers

Bayers

at 13 km (direction east)

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 east-north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 15 km (direction north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
 
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Angouleme

Angouleme

at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 34 km (direction south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Melle

Melle

at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cognac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 42 km (direction south)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 43 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Torsac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tusson

 
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Markets in and near Tusson

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (22km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (22km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (30km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (31km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (31km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (32km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (32km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)

More information about Tusson, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Tusson, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (22km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (32km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (33km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (45km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (48km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (0km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (19km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (36km)
  • Logis de Forge (42km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (41km)
  • Grotte de Montgaudier (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (38km)
  • Zoodyssée (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Tusson is in the west of France at 33 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Tusson is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tusson

Canton: Aigre

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16140

Distance to Tusson

from Angouleme (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 573 km

from Nice: 620 km

from Bordeaux: 132 km

from Strasbourg: 650 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 Tusson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigre, Besse, Charme, Courcome, Ebreon, Fouqueure, Juille, Ligne, Luxe, Saint-Fraigne, Souvigne and Villejesus.

This page in French: Visiter Tusson

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