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Visit Clion: highlights and tourist information

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Clion is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 91 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Clion is 433 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 6 km and Pons at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Clion, 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 Clion 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 Clion

Markets in and near Clion

  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (12km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (23km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (40km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (41km)

More information about Clion, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Clion, France

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

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) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (30km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (17km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (28km)
  • La Roche Courbon (44km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (10km)
  • Forêt de Pons (12km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (39km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (41km)
  • Pointe de Grave (43km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (61km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Clion

Canton: Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17240

Distance to Clion

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 91 km

from Paris: 433 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 646 km

from Bordeaux: 72 km

from Strasbourg: 714 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Clam, Guitinieres, Jonzac, Lussac, Marignac, Mosnac, Plassac, Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, Saint-Georges-Antignac, Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan, Saint-Gregoire-d'Ardennes, Saint-Martial-de-Vitaterne and Saint-Sigismond-de-Clermont.

This page in French: Visiter Clion

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