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Visit Benon: highlights and tourist information

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Benon is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 26 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Benon is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 13 km and Marans at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Benon, 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 Benon 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 Benon

Markets in and near Benon

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (12km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Benet: market Monday (25km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (25km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (26km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (26km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (30km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (32km)

More information about Benon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Benon, France

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


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 Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (16km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (24km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (42km)
  • La Roche Courbon (43km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (47km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (47km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (48km)
  • La Guyonnière (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (3km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (10km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (44km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (33km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Benon

Canton: Courçon

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17170

Distance to Benon

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 563 km

from Nice: 694 km

from Bordeaux: 153 km

from Strasbourg: 696 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouhet, Courcon, Ferrieres, La Greve-sur-Mignon, La Laigne, Le Gue-d'Allere and Saint-Sauveur-d'Aunis.

This page in French: Visiter Benon

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