Tesson travel guide
Visit Tesson: Highlights and Tourist Information
Note: The photo above was taken in Pons at 10 km from Tesson
Location: Tesson is situated in the Charente-Maritime department (Poitou-Charentes region) in the west of France at 70 km from La Rochelle, the department capital. (General information: Tesson is 424 km from Paris and 620 km from the port at Calais).
Popular places to visit near Tesson: these include Pons at 10 km and Saintes at 13 km. Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) is a listed heritage site at 11 km and Saintes is a listed secteur sauvegarde at 12 km. For more places to visit nearby and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.
Photos taken within 10 km
Selected places to visit and attractions near Tesson, FranceSome places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend close to Tesson
Le Verdon-sur-Mer 33km
Saint-Jean d'Angely 36km
La Palmyre 40km
Note that all distances from Tesson shown above are direct and real driving distances will be greater.
Tesson holidays and travel
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Markets near Tesson
- Pons: market every Wednesday and Saturday (10km)
- Cozes: market every Wednesday (15km)
- Saujon: market every every day except Monday and Friday (22km)
- Meschers-sur-Gironde: market every Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only - (25km)
- Saint Georges de Didonne: market every all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only - (26km)
- Saint Georges de Didonne: market every Sunday and Monday (26km)
- Cognac: market every Tuesday & Friday (26km)
- Jonzac: market every Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
- Royan: market every every day except Monday (29km)
- Breuillet: market every Thursday & Sunday (31km)
Tourist attractions nearby
Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Tesson and wondering what to do next! Positions of each of these attractions is shown on the Tesson map below.
Grand Site Of France Brouage Fortifications (41km)
Heritage Site Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (11km); Saintes basilique St Eutrope (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (12km); Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (36km); Soulac-su-Mer basilique Notre-Dame-de-la-fin-des-Terres (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (39km)
Recommended Detour Jonzac (27km)
Religious Monument Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (13km); Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (22km); Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (22km); Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (29km); Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (31km); Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (31km); Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (37km); Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (37km); Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (39km)
Remarkable Garden Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (23km); La Roche Courbon (23km); Jardin du Chaigne (40km)
Secteur Sauvegarde Saintes (12km)
Zoo Or Wildlife Park Zoo de la Palmyre (40km)
Map of places to visit near Tesson & Location Information
Distance to Tesson
from La Rochelle (local prefecture): 70 km
from Paris: 424 km
from Calais: 620 km
from Nice: 662 km
from Bordeaux: 89 km
from Strasbourg: 715 km
* distances are direct not by road!
We have 12 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Tesson): Berneuil, Chermignac, Cravans, Jazennes, La Jard, Preguillac, Retaud, Rioux, Saint-Leger, Saint-Simon-de-Pellouaille, Thenac and Villars-en-Pons.
Charente-Maritime is in the west of France. Most visitors will arrive by car typically from a channel ferry ports such as Saint Malo, Caen or Cherbourg, a drive af about 4-5 hours. For driving distances to Tesson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.
This page in French: Visitez Tesson