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Visit Ballans: highlights and tourist information

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Ballans is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 81 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ballans is 390 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jarnac at 15 km and Cognac at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ballans, 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 Ballans 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 Ballans

Markets in and near Ballans

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (9km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (15km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (25km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (35km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (36km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (36km)
  • Ruelle-sur-Touvre: market Thursday & Sunday & (38km)

More information about Ballans, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ballans, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (11km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (18km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (24km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (32km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (34km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (53km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (26km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (30km)
  • Logis de Forge (39km)
  • La Roche Courbon (44km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (45km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (15km)
  • Forêt de Pons (36km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (50km)
  • Forêt de Benon (61km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ballans

Canton: Matha

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17160

Distance to Ballans

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 81 km

from Paris: 390 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 636 km

from Bordeaux: 112 km

from Strasbourg: 676 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breville, Brie-sous-Matha, Courbillac, Haimps, Louzignac, Macqueville, Massac, Neuvicq-le-Chateau, Siecq and Sonnac.

This page in French: Visiter Ballans

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