Ventouse tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Bayers at 8 km from Ventouse

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Ventouse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Bayers at 8 km and Nanteuil-en-Vallee at 12 km.

Ventouse, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Bayers

Bayers

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bayers guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 18 km (direction north-west)

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

See Ruffec guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Tusson guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Confolens

Confolens

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Confolens guide
Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

Saint-Germain-de-Confolens

at 33 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Marthon

Marthon

at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

In Marthon there is no single monument that dominates, but rather several small buildings...

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Varaignes

Varaignes

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

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

See Varaignes guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Torsac guide
Rochechouart

Rochechouart

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

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

See Rochechouart guide

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Markets in and near Ventouse

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (26km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (32km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (37km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (37km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (39km)
  • Piegut-Pluviers: market Wednesday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Ventouse, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (28km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (21km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (24km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (29km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (36km)
  • Abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Lesterps) (37km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Saint-Amand (Saint-Junien) (44km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (16km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (21km)
  • Logis de Forge (41km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (52km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (27km)
  • Site Corot (43km)
  • Réserve naturelle régionale Étang de la Monnerie (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (39km)
 
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Geography and distances

Ventouse is in the west of France at 30 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Ventouse is 363 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ventouse

Canton: Mansle

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16460

Distance to Ventouse

from Angouleme (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 363 km

from Calais: 573 km

from Nice: 599 km

from Bordeaux: 137 km

from Strasbourg: 634 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 Ventouse 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, Cellefrouin, Couture, La Tache, Saint-Amant-de-Bonnieure, Saint-Angeau, Saint-Front, Saint-Sulpice-de-Ruffec and Valence, Mansle.

This page in French: Visiter Ventouse