Contre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Contre in Charente-Maritime

Visit Contre: highlights and tourist information

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Contre is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 69 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Contre is 373 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 20 km and Melle at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Contre, 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 Contre 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 Contre

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)

More information about Contre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Contre, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Contre 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 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