Contre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Contre in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d\'Angely at 20 km from Contre

Visit Contre: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Contre in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d\'Angely at 20 km and Melle at 26 km.

Contre, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Melle

Melle

at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style churches, built...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 26 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

See Tusson guide
 
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Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 36 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre of Surgeres...

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Niort

Niort

at 37 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Niort is a picturesque large town with a donjon, a market hall and a...

See Niort guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 37 km (direction east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of the 12th...

See Ruffec guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 40 km (direction east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the Charente River...

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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 40 km (direction north-west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment best explored...

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Saintes

Saintes

at 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 41 km (direction east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are several other...

See Bayers guide

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Markets in and near Contre

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (5km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (15km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (16km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (20km)
  • Melle: market Friday (26km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (33km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (35km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (35km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (37km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Contre, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (2km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (30km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (38km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (51km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (53km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (53km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (26km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (29km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (43km)
  • La Roche Courbon (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (33km)
  • Forêt de Benon (44km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (17km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (51km)
 
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Geography and distances

Contre is in the west of France at 69 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Contre is 373 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Contre

Canton: Aulnay

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17470

Distance to Contre

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 373 km

from Calais: 571 km

from Nice: 648 km

from Bordeaux: 133 km

from Strasbourg: 669 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 Contre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aulnay, Cherbonnieres, La Villedieu, Les Eduts, Nere, Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire, Villemorin and Vinax.

This page in French: Visiter Contre