Fontcouverte tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontcouverte: highlights and tourist information

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Fontcouverte is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 61 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Fontcouverte is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 4 km and Saint-Savinien at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontcouverte, 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 Fontcouverte in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Fontcouverte

Markets in and near Fontcouverte

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (21km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (24km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (28km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (34km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (35km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (36km)

More information about Fontcouverte, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Fontcouverte, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fontcouverte.


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) (4km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (16km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (39km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (42km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (19km)
  • Forêt de Pons (21km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (34km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (36km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (37km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (38km)
  • Pointe de Grave (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (44km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontcouverte

Canton: Saintes-Nord

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17100

Distance to Fontcouverte

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 662 km

from Bordeaux: 104 km

from Strasbourg: 703 km

Getting here

Fontcouverte 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 Fontcouverte from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bussac-sur-Charente, Chaniers, La Chapelle-Des-Pots, Le Douhet, Saint-Vaize, Saintes and Venerand.

This page in French: Visiter Fontcouverte