Fontenet tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontenet in Charente-Maritime

Visit Fontenet: highlights and tourist information

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Fontenet is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 60 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Fontenet is 389 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Fontenet

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)

More information about Fontenet, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Fontenet, France

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Fontenet 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 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