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Xambes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Xambes in Charente

Photo is of Tusson at 13 km from Xambes

Visit Xambes: highlights and tourist information

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

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!

Tusson

Tusson

at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Tusson guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Bayers guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Angouleme guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
 
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Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide
La Rochefoucauld

La Rochefoucauld

at 24 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Rochefoucauld guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Ruffec guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 26 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jarnac guide
Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

Mouthiers-sur-Boeme

at 30 km (direction south)

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

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide
Torsac

Torsac

at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Torsac guide
Marthon

Marthon

at 35 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Marthon guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Xambes

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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

What to do at Xambes? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Xambes is in the west of France at 20 kilometres from Angouleme, the department capital (general information: Xambes is 377 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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