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Bran tourism and travel guide

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Visit Bran: highlights and tourist information

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Bran is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 114 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Bran is 437 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 16 km and Jonzac at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Bran, 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 Bran 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 Bran


Markets in and near Bran

  • Montendre: market Thursday (13km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (25km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (29km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (34km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (38km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (39km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)

More information about Bran, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bran, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (46km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (47km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (24km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (36km)
  • Logis de Forge (38km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (44km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (32km)
  • Forêt de Pons (34km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (43km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Bran

Canton: Montendre

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17210

Distance to Bran

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 114 km

from Paris: 437 km

from Calais: 642 km

from Nice: 624 km

from Bordeaux: 62 km

from Strasbourg: 706 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde, Chantillac, Chatenet, Chevanceaux, Le Pin, Le Tatre, Leoville, Merignac, Messac, Sousmoulins, Touverac and Vanzac.

This page in French: Visiter Bran

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