Villebois-Lavalette tourism and travel guide

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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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Charmant at 8 km and Torsac at 10 km.

Villebois-Lavalette, France: places to visit and attractions

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 a...

See Charmant guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See Torsac guide
Mareuil-en-Perigord

Mareuil-en-Perigord

at 14 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

The village of Mareuil in Mareuil-en-Perigord was one of the four baronies...

See Mareuil-en-Perigord guide
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Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 23 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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. The...

See Varaignes guide
Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert

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

Javerlhac-et-la-Chapelle-Saint-Robert is a charming village with a church and castle and a...

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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 its imposing...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide
The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

The Subterranean Monolithic Church of Saint-Jean

Church at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

The Monolithic Subterranean Church of Saint-Jean in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is a magnificent underground...

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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...

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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)

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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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