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Chatenet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chatenet in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Jonzac at 19 km from Chatenet

Visit Chatenet: highlights and tourist information

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Chatenet is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 19 km and Barbezieux at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chatenet, 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 Chatenet in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 19 km (direction north-west)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a...

See Jonzac guide


at 22 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the...

See Barbezieux guide


at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The town of Blaye is well known because of the...

See Blaye guide


at 36 km (direction north-west)

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

See Pons guide


at 36 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small town of Pauillac is best known for...

See Pauillac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction east), in the Charente department

The attractive village of Aubeterre-sur-Dronne is also well known for...

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide


at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The village and region here are known worldwide because...

See Margaux guide


at 42 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

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

See Vertheuil guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a...

See Saint-Simon guide


at 43 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

Not generally considered as a travel destination, we found the center...

See Libourne guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide


at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre,...

See Cognac guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

The 12th century church in roman style is the principal monument...

See Mouthiers-sur-Boeme guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Charmant is another pleasant Charente town, with a small...

See Charmant guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Chatenet


Markets in and near Chatenet

  • Montendre: market Thursday (8km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (23km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (27km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (36km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (43km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (44km)

Hotels near Chatenet

More information about Chatenet, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chatenet, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Blaye citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (34km)
  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (35km)
  • Cussac Fort Paté (Vauban fortifications) (36km)
  • Fort Médoc (Vauban fortifications) (38km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (40km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (51km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (30km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (34km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (38km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (39km)
  • Logis de Forge (44km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (31km)
  • Forêt de Pons (36km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (37km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Chatenet is in the west of France at 116 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Chatenet is 443 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatenet

Canton: Montlieu-la-Garde

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17210

Distance to Chatenet

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 116 km

from Paris: 443 km

from Calais: 648 km

from Nice: 626 km

from Bordeaux: 56 km

from Strasbourg: 712 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 Chatenet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bran, Chantillac, Chepniers, Chevanceaux, Expiremont, Jussas, Le Pin, Merignac, Messac, Polignac, Pommiers-Moulons, Pouillac, Sainte-Colombe, Sousmoulins and Vibrac.

This page in French: Visiter Chatenet

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