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Bernay-Saint-Martin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bernay-Saint-Martin in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Surgeres at 11 km from Bernay-Saint-Martin

Visit Bernay-Saint-Martin: highlights and tourist information

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Bernay-Saint-Martin is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 11 km and Saint-Jean d'Angely at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bernay-Saint-Martin, 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 Bernay-Saint-Martin in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 15 km (direction south-east)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


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

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 35 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 35 km (direction south)

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

See Saintes guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be sure...

See Fouras guide


at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Marans guide


at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Bernay-Saint-Martin


Markets in and near Bernay-Saint-Martin

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (11km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (22km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (30km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (31km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (32km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (32km)
  • Benet: market Monday (34km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (36km)

Hotels near Bernay-Saint-Martin

More information about Bernay-Saint-Martin, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bernay-Saint-Martin, France

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


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 Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (35km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (36km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (30km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (20km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (30km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (43km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (43km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (19km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (60km)

Geography and distances

Bernay-Saint-Martin is in the west of France at 42 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Bernay-Saint-Martin is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bernay-Saint-Martin

Canton: Loulay

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17330

Distance to Bernay-Saint-Martin

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 573 km

from Nice: 674 km

from Bordeaux: 137 km

from Strasbourg: 690 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 Bernay-Saint-Martin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breuil-la-Reorte, Courant, Lozay, Migre, Nachamps, Puyrolland and Saint-Felix.

This page in French: Visiter Bernay-Saint-Martin

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