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Villebois-Lavalette tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villebois-Lavalette: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The village of Villebois-Lavalette is pleasant to explore, and also has a castle to see

Villebois-Lavalette 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 Villebois-Lavalette. For detailed visitor information see the Villebois-Lavalette travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Charmant at 8 km and Torsac at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villebois-Lavalette, 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 Villebois-Lavalette in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Chateau de la Mercerie

Chateau de la Mercerie

Castle at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de la Mercerie guide
Charmant

Charmant

at 8 km (direction west)

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

See Charmant guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Torsac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
 
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Marthon

Marthon

at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Angouleme guide
Varaignes

Varaignes

at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Dordogne department

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

See Varaignes guide
Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Aubeterre-sur-Dronne

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
Riberac

Riberac

at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the large...

See Riberac guide
Chateau de Bourdeilles

Chateau de Bourdeilles

Castle at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

The Chateau de Bourdeilles consists of a medieval defensive castle and a...

See Chateau de Bourdeilles guide
Bourdeilles

Bourdeilles

at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Dordogne department

Close to Brantome, the Chateau de Bourdeilles is quite modest compared with...

See Bourdeilles guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Nontron

Nontron

at 30 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Nontron is a quiet town within the Perigord-Limousin Regional Natural Park to...

See Nontron guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villebois-Lavalette

 
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Markets in and near Villebois-Lavalette

  • Mareuil: market Tuesday (14km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (22km)
  • Riberac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (30km)
  • Tocane-Saint-Apre: market Monday & (30km)
  • Lisle: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Brantome: market Monday - seasonal market only (32km)

More information about Villebois-Lavalette, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Villebois-Lavalette, France

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

Heritage sites

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 Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (20km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (25km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre (Brantome) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (37km)
  • Abbaye Cistercienne de Boschaud (Villars) (38km)
  • Ancien Prieuré de Merlande (La Chapelle-Gonaguet) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame (Chancelade) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (45km)
  • Eglise Saint Etienne de la Cité (Perigueux) (48km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Logis de Forge (15km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

 
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Geography and distances

Villebois-Lavalette is in the west of France at 21 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Villebois-Lavalette is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villebois-Lavalette

Canton: Villebois-Lavalette

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16320

Distance to Villebois-Lavalette

from Angouleme (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 619 km

from Nice: 587 km

from Bordeaux: 98 km

from Strasbourg: 662 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 Villebois-Lavalette from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzaguet-Saint-Cybard, Edon, Fouquebrune, Gardes-le-Pontaroux, Gurat, Juillaguet, Magnac-Lavalette-Villars and Ronsenac.

This page in French: Visiter Villebois-Lavalette

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