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Ambérac - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Charente

Ambérac is part of the canton of Saint-Amant-de-Boixe and Ruffecois country. It is situated on a plateau overlooking the Charente and its tributaries, the bpme. It just takes its name from the shape of beak (Ambès) that draws the confluence of two rivers. It is built near the ancient city of Oliba disappeared at an unknown, probably destroyed by fire, many vestiges testify to the existence of this city since the beginning of our era: the tombs with bones, tiles, coins the effigy of the Roman Emperors Alexander Severus and Trojan dead one in the year 117 the other 235. The existing dwellings do not recall the ancient architecture, however, walking through the narrow streets there are houses that are centuries old. We think qu'Ambérac could be a secondary town on ancient Roman road controlling a ford across the Charente. In the Middle Ages, Ambérac was one of six vigueries in Angouleme. In 1487, we find Jean Richard, whose daughter Jeanne brought her dowry land to Francis de la Tour, then, again by marriage, Joan Tower Gabriel Raymond and is then referred to the John Faye to finally be acquired , in the 18th century by the La Rochefoucauld. Currently, from Mansle we enter the town via a bridge rebuilt in 1981 (the first having lasted a hundred years).

Geographical information

Latitude45.8527130 (N 45° 51’ 10”)
Longitude0.0657930 (E 0° 3’ 57”)
AltitudeFrom 46m to 101m
Surface area12.10 km²
Population343 inhabitants
Density28 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureAngoulême (31 km, 36 min)
Insee code16008
IntercommunalityCC de la Boixe

Nearest cities & towns

Villognon3.6 km (6 min)
Marcillac-Lanville4.2 km (7 min)
Fouqueure4.2 km (7 min)
Coulonges4.5 km (8 min)
La Chapelle4.6 km (7 min)
Xambes5.3 km (8 min)
Vervant6.9 km (12 min)
Aigre7.5 km (12 min)
Gourville7.7 km (11 min)
Cellettes7.7 km (12 min)
Villejésus8.2 km (11 min)
Vouharte8.2 km (10 min)
Luxé8.6 km (13 min)
Mons8.9 km (14 min)


The Church
The Church
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The Town Hall Square and schools
The Town Hall Square and schools
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The village seen from the bridge
The village seen from the bridge
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The waterfall at the old mill
The waterfall at the old mill
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The Charente
The Charente
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Tuesday 26 september
Min. 13°C - Max. 21°C
Wednesday 27 september
Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C
Thursday 28 september
Min. 11°C - Max. 25°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Spider trail in the trees
Sports sensations8 € to 20 € Taizé-Aizie (27 km)
Karting on a circuit
Sports sensations18 € La Rochefoucauld (29 km)
Visit of a bamboo plantation
Nature and the great outdoors3 € to 5 € Matha (30 km)
Tour of a distillery and its ageing cellars
Local flavours5 € Segonzac (34 km)
Etching with an artist
Arts and Crafts10 € Charroux (41 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Trotte-Renard Mill
Village visitEasy1h30Bunzac (28 km)
Banks of the Tardoire
HikeEasy1h30Eymouthiers (44 km)
From Saint-Estèphe in Piégut
HikeEasy4h00Saint-Estèphe (55 km)


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