Biron tourism and travel guide

Photo of Biron in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Pons at 6 km from Biron

Visit Biron: highlights and tourist information

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Biron 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 Biron in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 6 km and Jonzac at 14 km.

Biron, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Pons guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle and other...

See Jonzac guide


at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saintes guide


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

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

See Jarnac guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that dominates the...

See Barbezieux guide


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

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along the river,...

See Saint-Simon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for the imposing...

See Talmont guide
Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 34 km (direction west)

The Church Sainte-Radegonde is a roman style church of the 12th century on the...

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide


at 37 km (direction west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can also see...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along the seafront...

See Royan guide


at 45 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the ruins of...

See Vertheuil guide

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Map of places to visit near Biron


Markets in and near Biron

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (6km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (27km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (32km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (35km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (37km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (37km)

More information about Biron, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Biron, France

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

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-Germain (Gimeux) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (22km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (23km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (25km)
  • La Roche Courbon (37km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (59km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (6km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (17km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (19km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (39km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (41km)
  • Pointe de Grave (44km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Biron is in the west of France at 84 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Biron is 423 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Biron

Canton: Pons

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17800

Distance to Biron

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 84 km

from Paris: 423 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 647 km

from Bordeaux: 82 km

from Strasbourg: 707 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 Biron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avy, Bougneau, Chadenac, Coulonges, Echebrune, Fleac-sur-Seugne, Jarnac-Champagne, Marignac, Perignac and Pons.

This page in French: Visiter Biron