Villiers-le-Roux tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Ruffec at 7 km from Villiers-le-Roux

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Villiers-le-Roux 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 Villiers-le-Roux in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ruffec at 7 km and Verteuil-sur-Charente at 12 km.

Villiers-le-Roux, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east)

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

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at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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at 17 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 17 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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at 27 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 28 km (direction north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 40 km (direction 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 40 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 42 km (direction south)

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

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at 44 km (direction east)

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

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at 44 km (direction east)

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

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at 46 km (direction south-west)

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

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at 46 km (direction south-south-west)

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along the river,...

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Markets in and near Villiers-le-Roux

  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (10km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (15km)
  • Civray: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Chaunay: market Monday (18km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (27km)
  • Melle: market Friday (27km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (35km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (38km)

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Tourist attractions near Villiers-le-Roux, France

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

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (25km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (18km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (25km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (37km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Eglise d'Usson de Poitou (Usson-du-Poitou) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Maurice (Saint-Maurice-la-Clouere) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (44km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (52km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Gervais et Saint Protais (Civaux) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (13km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (13km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (28km)
  • Laverré (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (51km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (26km)
  • Zoodyssée (40km)

Geography and distances

Villiers-le-Roux is in the west of France at 45 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Villiers-le-Roux is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villiers-le-Roux

Canton: Villefagnan

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16240

Distance to Villiers-le-Roux

from Angouleme (prefecture): 45 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 621 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 641 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 Villiers-le-Roux from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernac, Brettes, Empure, La Chevrerie, La Faye, La Foret-de-Tesse, La Magdeleine, Londigny, Montjean, Raix, Saint-Martin-du-Clocher, Theil-Rabier and Villefagnan.

This page in French: Visiter Villiers-le-Roux