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Courant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Courant in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 11 km from Courant

Visit Courant: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 11 km and Surgeres at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Courant, 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 Courant in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 29 km (direction south-south-west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes,...

See Marais Poitevin guide
 
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Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a...

See Coulon guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Niort

Niort

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

A typical local town rather than a tourist town,...

See Niort guide
Melle

Melle

at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 39 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
Fouras

Fouras

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be...

See Fouras guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Courant

 
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Markets in and near Courant

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (15km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (18km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (28km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (29km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (32km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (33km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Benet: market Monday (36km)
  • Melle: market Friday (39km)

Hotels near Courant

More information about Courant, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Courant, France

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

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (31km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (39km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (29km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (24km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (35km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (39km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (18km)
 
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Geography and distances

Courant is in the west of France at 46 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Courant is 382 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Courant

Canton: Loulay

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17330

Distance to Courant

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 382 km

from Calais: 574 km

from Nice: 670 km

from Bordeaux: 134 km

from Strasbourg: 688 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 Courant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bernay-Saint-Martin, La Benate, La Croix-Comtesse, Landes, Loulay, Lozay, Migre, Nachamps, Puyrolland, Saint-Felix, Saint-Loup and Vergne.

This page in French: Visiter Courant

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