Bignay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bignay in Charente-Maritime

Visit Bignay: highlights and tourist information

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Bignay is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Bignay is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bignay, 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 Bignay 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 Bignay

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Bignay 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 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