The Lizonne forms the commune's southern border. The stream of Beaussac (ruisseau de Beaussac), a tributary of the Lizonne, forms the commune's southeastern border and part of the commune's southwestern border, separating it from Puyrenier and Rudeau-Ladosse. The town is located 34.1 kilometres (21.2 mi) southeast of Angoulême, the largest nearby city.
Alain de Monéys – member of the city council and first Deputy Mayor of Beaussac. Monéys was killed in 1870 by villagers in Hautefaye, after his report of the Franco-Prussian War was perceived to support the enemy. The case was mentioned in the 2009 romance of Jean Teulé, entitled Mangez-le si vous voulez.