Bignay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bignay in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 7 km from Bignay

Visit Bignay: highlights and tourist information

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Bignay 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 Bignay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 7 km.

Bignay, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide
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Rochefort

Rochefort

at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 33 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide
Brouage

Brouage

at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Brouage guide
Pons

Pons

at 37 km (direction south)

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

See Pons guide
Fouras

Fouras

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Fouras guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 43 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide

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Markets in and near Bignay

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (23km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (23km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (24km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (28km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (37km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (38km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (38km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (39km)

More information about Bignay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bignay, France

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

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (14km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (18km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (49km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (53km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Forêt de Benon (35km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (37km)
  • Forêt de Pons (37km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (46km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (46km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (47km)
  • Pointe de Grave (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (30km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (50km)
 
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Geography and distances

Bignay is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Bignay is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bignay

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17400

Distance to Bignay

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 395 km

from Calais: 588 km

from Nice: 668 km

from Bordeaux: 120 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 Bignay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fenioux, Grandjean, La Frediere, La Vergne, Les Nouillers, Mazeray, Saint-Savinien, Taillant, Ternant, Torxe and Voissay.

This page in French: Visiter Bignay

 
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