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.


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (61km)

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