Sidebar Menu

Balanzac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balanzac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Mornac-sur-Seudre at 15 km from Balanzac

Mornac-sur-Seudre hotels best prices

Visit Balanzac: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

Balanzac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 53 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Balanzac is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mornac-sur-Seudre at 15 km and Saintes at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

You can also

Balanzac, 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 Balanzac 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 Balanzac

Markets in and near Balanzac

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (10km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (19km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (21km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)

More information about Balanzac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Balanzac, France

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

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

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (10km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (36km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (43km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (20km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (21km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (22km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (28km)
  • Forêt de Pons (29km)
  • Pointe de Grave (29km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (31km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (33km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (34km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (26km)
  • Zoodyssée (56km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Balanzac

Canton: Saujon

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17600

Distance to Balanzac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 612 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 103 km

from Strasbourg: 721 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corme-Royal, La Clisse, Les Essards, Luchat, Nancras, Pisany, Sablonceaux, Saint-Romain-de-Benet, Sainte-Gemme and Soulignonne.

This page in French: Visiter Balanzac

Back To Top