Chabanais is a commune with 1906 inhabitants (as of January 1, 2011 ) in the department of Charente in the Poitou -Charentes; it belongs to the district Confolens and Canton Chabanais.

Neighboring communities of Chabanais Chirac are in the north, Étagnac in the east, in the southeast Chassenon, Pressignac in the south, Vanzac and Saint -Quentin- sur -Charente in the south-west and Exideuil in the West.



  • The parish church of Saint -Sébastien
  • The church of Saint -Pierre
  • The steeple of Saint -Michel
  • The priory of Notre -Dame in the district Grenord
  • The Arboretum du Chêne -Vert

Notre Dame


  • The Colbert family, out in the title of Marquis de Chabanais was
  • Jean -Baptiste de La Quintinie (1624-1688), lawyer
  • Pierre Antoine Dupont -Chaumont (1759-1838), General
  • Pierre Dupont de PourSat (1761-1835), Bishop of Coutances
  • Pierre Dupont de l' Etang (1765-1840), General and Minister of War
  • The maternal ancestors of President Sadi Carnot (1837-1894)
  • Michel Boutant (* 1956), politician