Xambes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Xambes in Charente

Visit Xambes: highlights and tourist information

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Xambes is situated in the Charente department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 20 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Xambes is 377 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 13 km and Bayers at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Xambes, 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 Xambes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Xambes

Markets in and near Xambes

  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (19km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • La Rochefoucauld: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (24km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (27km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (33km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (34km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (37km)

More information about Xambes, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Xambes, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Xambes.

Heritage sites

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (42km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (14km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (20km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (35km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (39km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (48km)
  • Abbaye de la Réau (Saint-Martin-l'Ars) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (13km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (26km)
  • Logis de Forge (30km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (37km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Grotte de Montgaudier (33km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (52km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Xambes

Canton: Saint-Amant-de-Boixe

Arrondissement: Angoulême

Department: Charente

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 16330

Distance to Xambes

from Angouleme (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 377 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 612 km

from Bordeaux: 122 km

from Strasbourg: 653 km

Getting here

Xambes is in the west of France. 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 Xambes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amberac, Bignac, Cellettes, Coulonges, La Chapelle, Mansle, Montignac-Charente, Saint-Amant-de-Boixe, Vervant, Villejoubert, Villognon and Vouharte.

This page in French: Visiter Xambes