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Visit Bois: highlights and tourist information

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Bois is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 86 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Bois is 436 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 11 km and Jonzac at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bois, 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 Bois 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 Bois


Markets in and near Bois

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (11km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (27km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (33km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (33km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (34km)

More information about Bois, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bois, France

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

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-Germain (Gimeux) (24km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (10km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)
  • La Roche Courbon (40km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (4km)
  • Forêt de Pons (11km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (31km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (32km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (34km)
  • Pointe de Grave (35km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (50km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bois

Canton: Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17240

Distance to Bois

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 86 km

from Paris: 436 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 653 km

from Bordeaux: 72 km

from Strasbourg: 720 km

Getting here

Bois 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 Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belluire, Champagnolles, Fleac-sur-Seugne, Mosnac, Plassac, Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, Saint-Germain-du-Seudre, Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin, Saint-Quantin-de-Rancanne and Saint-Sigismond-de-Clermont.

This page in French: Visiter Bois

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