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Fontcouverte tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontcouverte in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 4 km from Fontcouverte

Visit Fontcouverte: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Saintes

Saintes

at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 20 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Pons

Pons

at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pons guide
 
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Cognac

Cognac

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

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

See Cognac guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction south-west)

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

See Talmont guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Royan guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 38 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide
Brouage

Brouage

at 38 km (direction west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel,...

See Brouage guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 39 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontcouverte

 
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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)

Hotels near Fontcouverte

More information about Fontcouverte, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Fontcouverte, France

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

Aquarium

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontcouverte is in the west of France at 61 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Fontcouverte is 408 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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