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Courcon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Courcon in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 15 km from Courcon

Visit Courcon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 15 km and Marans at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Courcon, 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 Courcon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 15 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 17 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide


at 23 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in...

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide

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

Map of places to visit near Courcon


Markets in and near Courcon

Market days in Courcon: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (16km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Benet: market Monday (21km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (25km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (27km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (28km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (28km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (29km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (31km)

More information about Courcon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Courcon, France

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


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 Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (21km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (38km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (44km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (50km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (51km)
  • La Guyonnière (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (5km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (6km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (30km)
  • Zoodyssée (34km)

Geography and distances

Courcon is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Courcon is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Courcon

Canton: Courçon

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17170

Distance to Courcon

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 559 km

from Nice: 695 km

from Bordeaux: 157 km

from Strasbourg: 694 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 Courcon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benon, Ferrieres, La Greve-sur-Mignon, La Laigne, Saint-Cyr-du-Doret and Saint-Jean-de-Liversay.

This page in French: Visiter Courcon

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