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Chermignac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chermignac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 8 km from Chermignac

Visit Chermignac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 8 km and Pons at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chermignac, 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 Chermignac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saintes

Saintes

at 8 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide
Pons

Pons

at 15 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pons guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide
 
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Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Cognac

Cognac

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

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

See Cognac guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west)

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

See Royan guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 31 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 32 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

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

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Brouage

Brouage

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel,...

See Brouage guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 36 km (direction north-west)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie, where...

See Rochefort guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 37 km (direction west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chermignac

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Markets in and near Chermignac

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (15km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (20km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (26km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (29km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (30km)

More information about Chermignac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chermignac, France

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

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

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (8km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (24km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (18km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (28km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (15km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (24km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (25km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (26km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (27km)
  • Pointe de Grave (34km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (36km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (41km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (43km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Chermignac is in the west of France at 64 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Chermignac is 420 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chermignac

Canton: Saintes-Ouest

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17460

Distance to Chermignac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 420 km

from Calais: 615 km

from Nice: 665 km

from Bordeaux: 94 km

from Strasbourg: 714 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 Chermignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berneuil, Les Gonds, Montpellier-de-Medillan, Pessines, Preguillac, Retaud, Rioux, Tesson, Thenac and Varzay.

This page in French: Visiter Chermignac

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