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Cresse tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Tusson at 22 km from Cresse

Visit Cresse: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 22 km and Saint-Jean d'Angely at 24 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cresse, 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 Cresse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Tusson

Tusson

at 22 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Tusson guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 26 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
 
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Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

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

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

See Saint-Simon guide
Melle

Melle

at 35 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 35 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Bayers guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Ruffec guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 35 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 35 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

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

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

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

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury that is...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cresse

 
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Markets in and near Cresse

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (9km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (15km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (25km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (26km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Melle: market Friday (35km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (35km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Cresse, France

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

Heritage sites

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (35km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (47km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (22km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (35km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (40km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (41km)
  • La Roche Courbon (45km)
  • Logis de Forge (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (25km)
  • Forêt de Pons (45km)
  • Forêt de Benon (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (29km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (53km)
 
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Geography and distances

Cresse is in the west of France at 77 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Cresse is 380 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cresse

Canton: Matha

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17160

Distance to Cresse

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 77 km

from Paris: 380 km

from Calais: 580 km

from Nice: 639 km

from Bordeaux: 123 km

from Strasbourg: 670 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 Cresse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bazauges, Beauvais-sur-Matha, Bresdon, Fontaine-Chalendray, Gourvillette, Haimps, Le Gicq, Les Touches-de-Perigny, Loire-sur-Nie, Massac, Saint-Ouen and Seigne.

This page in French: Visiter Cresse

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