Balanzac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Balanzac in Charente-Maritime

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

Visit Balanzac: highlights and tourist information

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Balanzac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Balanzac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mornac-sur-Seudre at 15 km and Saintes at 15 km.

Balanzac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very pleasant to...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 15 km (direction east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to explore and...

See Saintes guide


at 20 km (direction north-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien also has...

See Saint-Savinien guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along the seafront...

See Royan guide


at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel, dating from...

See Brouage guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can also see...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

The Church Sainte-Radegonde is a roman style church of the 12th century on the...

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for the imposing...

See Talmont guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand dunes...

See La Tremblade guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 24 km (direction west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best known for...

See La Palmyre guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie, where ropes and...

See Rochefort guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an important centre...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy beaches...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that is a...

See Pons guide

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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

Balanzac is in the west of France at 53 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Balanzac is 421 kilometres from Paris).

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

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