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Dompierre-sur-Charente tourism and travel guide

Photo of Dompierre-sur-Charente in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 12 km from Dompierre-sur-Charente

Visit Dompierre-sur-Charente: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 12 km and Cognac at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Dompierre-sur-Charente, 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 Dompierre-sur-Charente in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saintes guide


at 13 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide


at 14 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pons guide


at 25 km (direction north-west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the...

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 27 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 33 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the...

See Barbezieux guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide


at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Royan guide


at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide

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

Map of places to visit near Dompierre-sur-Charente


Markets in and near Dompierre-sur-Charente

  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (14km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (23km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (25km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (34km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (37km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (37km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (39km)

Hotels near Dompierre-sur-Charente

More information about Dompierre-sur-Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Dompierre-sur-Charente, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (8km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (12km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (26km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (31km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (34km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (10km)
  • Forêt de Pons (14km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (28km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (40km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (41km)
  • Pointe de Grave (47km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Dompierre-sur-Charente is in the west of France at 72 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Dompierre-sur-Charente is 411 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Dompierre-sur-Charente

Canton: Burie

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17610

Distance to Dompierre-sur-Charente

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 411 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 652 km

from Bordeaux: 96 km

from Strasbourg: 700 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 Dompierre-sur-Charente from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brives-sur-Charente, Chaniers, Cherac, Montils, Rouffiac, Saint-Cesaire, Saint-Sauvant, Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge and Salignac-sur-Charente.

This page in French: Visiter Dompierre-sur-Charente

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