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Clerac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Clerac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Libourne at 30 km from Clerac

Visit Clerac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Libourne at 30 km and Saint-Emilion at 32 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Clerac, 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 Clerac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 30 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

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

See Libourne guide


Heritage Site at 32 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gironde department

Saint-Emilion is an exceptionally scenic town, and most unusual...

See Saint-Emilion guide


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

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

See Aubeterre-sur-Dronne guide


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

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

See Barbezieux guide


at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 35 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

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

See Blaye guide


at 38 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The village and region here are known worldwide because of the prestigious...

See Margaux guide


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

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

See Pauillac guide


National Monument at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

At Montcaret you can visit the archaeological site of...

See Montcaret guide
Les Jardins de Sardy

Les Jardins de Sardy

Garden at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Dordogne department

The Jardins de Sardy to the wet of Bergerac are one...

See Les Jardins de Sardy guide


at 45 km (direction east), in the Dordogne department

Riberac, a quiet and traditional town, is well known for the large...

See Riberac guide


at 46 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

Chartrons is an attractive quarter of Bordeaux...

See Bordeaux-Chartrons guide
Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure

Abbey at 46 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

The ruins of the Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure contain some...

See Abbey of La Sauve-Majeure guide
Bordeaux Waterfront

Bordeaux Waterfront

at 47 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The waterfront in Bordeaux is among the highlights of a...

See Bordeaux Waterfront guide

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

Map of places to visit near Clerac


Markets in and near Clerac

  • Cavignac: market Thursday (16km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (18km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (23km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (35km)
  • Montpon-Menesterol: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (39km)

Hotels near Clerac

More information about Clerac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Clerac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (26km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (33km)
  • Eglise Notre Dame de Faye (Faye) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (26km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (32km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (40km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (42km)
  • Jardins du Sardy (45km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (47km)
  • Logis de Forge (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Bec d'Ambès (34km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (45km)
  • Forêt de Pons (51km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Bordeaux Pessac (56km)

Geography and distances

Clerac is in the west of France at 130 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Clerac is 453 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Clerac

Canton: Montguyon

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17270

Distance to Clerac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 130 km

from Paris: 453 km

from Calais: 660 km

from Nice: 617 km

from Bordeaux: 47 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 Clerac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bedenac, Cercoux, Montguyon, Orignolles, Saint-Martin-d'Ary and Saint-Pierre-du-Palais.

This page in French: Visiter Clerac

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