Benon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Surgeres at 13 km from Benon

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Benon 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 Benon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 13 km and Marans at 18 km.

Benon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre of Surgeres...

See Surgeres guide


at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river in the...

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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 20 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the marshes of...

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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment best explored...

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Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin...

See Coulon guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy beach and a friendly atmosphere...

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 26 km (direction west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La Rochelle one...

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La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 26 km (direction west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank and many...

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La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 26 km (direction west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the town, with...

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La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 26 km (direction west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of items collected...

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La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 26 km (direction west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La Rochelle...

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at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

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at 29 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home to the...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Niort is a picturesque large town with a donjon, a market hall and a...

See Niort guide

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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

Benon is in the west of France at 26 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Benon is 379 kilometres from Paris).

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

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