Cresse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Cresse: highlights and tourist information

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Cresse is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 77 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Cresse is 380 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

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Map of places to visit near Cresse

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Cresse 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 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