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Avy tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pons at 4 km from Avy

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Visit Avy: highlights and tourist information

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Avy is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 84 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Avy is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 4 km and Jonzac at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Avy, 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 Avy in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!


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

Map of places to visit near Avy


Markets in and near Avy

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (4km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (29km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (30km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (31km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (35km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (38km)

More information about Avy, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Avy, France

What to do at Avy? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Avy.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (23km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (24km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (20km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (28km)
  • La Roche Courbon (37km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (62km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (4km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (14km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (22km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (37km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (39km)
  • Pointe de Grave (42km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (55km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Avy

Canton: Pons

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17800

Distance to Avy

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 84 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 625 km

from Nice: 649 km

from Bordeaux: 80 km

from Strasbourg: 710 km

Getting here

Avy 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 Avy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belluire, Biron, Bougneau, Chadenac, Echebrune, Fleac-sur-Seugne, Marignac, Mazerolles, Mosnac, Pons and Saint-Gregoire-d'Ardennes.

This page in French: Visiter Avy

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