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Photo is of Pons at 13 km from Cravans

Visit Cravans: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 13 km and Talmont at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Cravans, 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 Cravans in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Pons

Pons

at 13 km (direction east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for...

See Talmont guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 18 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 20 km (direction west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
 
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Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along...

See Royan guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 27 km (direction east-south-east)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Soulac-sur-Mer

Soulac-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide
Lesparre-Medoc

Lesparre-Medoc

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can see the remains...

See Lesparre-Medoc guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cravans

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Markets in and near Cravans

  • Cozes: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (13km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (19km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (22km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (25km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (28km)

More information about Cravans, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Cravans, France

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

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

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (18km)
  • La Roche Courbon (26km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (43km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (13km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (16km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (21km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (23km)
  • Pointe de Grave (27km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (30km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (40km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (42km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (42km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cravans is in the west of France at 71 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Cravans is 430 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cravans

Canton: Gémozac

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17260

Distance to Cravans

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 71 km

from Paris: 430 km

from Calais: 625 km

from Nice: 665 km

from Bordeaux: 85 km

from Strasbourg: 721 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 Cravans from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Gemozac, Montpellier-de-Medillan, Rioux, Saint-Andre-de-Lidon, Saint-Simon-de-Pellouaille, Tesson and Virollet.

This page in French: Visiter Cravans

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