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Fontenet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontenet in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 7 km from Fontenet

Visit Fontenet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Fontenet, 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 Fontenet in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 23 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 26 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
 
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Surgeres

Surgeres

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

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

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

See Jarnac guide
Pons

Pons

at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pons guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 40 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Melle

Melle

at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 42 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 45 km (direction north-north-west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Niort

Niort

at 46 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide

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

Map of places to visit near Fontenet

 
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Markets in and near Fontenet

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (12km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (15km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (31km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (31km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (37km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (38km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (40km)

Hotels near Fontenet

More information about Fontenet, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Fontenet, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (11km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (17km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (55km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (63km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (28km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (40km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (42km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (46km)
  • Logis de Forge (60km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (23km)
  • Forêt de Pons (38km)
  • Forêt de Benon (41km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (52km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (54km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (26km)
 
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Geography and distances

Fontenet is in the west of France at 60 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Fontenet is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenet

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17400

Distance to Fontenet

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 585 km

from Nice: 657 km

from Bordeaux: 120 km

from Strasbourg: 686 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 Fontenet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Asnieres-la-Giraud, Aumagne, Courcelles, Poursay-Garnaud, Saint-Jean-d'Angely, Saint-Julien-de-l'Escap, Sainte-Meme and Varaize.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenet

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