Genouille tourism and travel guide

Photo of Genouille in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Surgeres at 9 km from Genouille

Visit Genouille: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Genouille in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 9 km and Rochefort at 17 km.

Genouille, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy beach and a friendly atmosphere...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be sure to also...

See Fouras guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brouage guide


Island at 30 km (direction west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike, known for...

See Ile-d'Aix guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of items collected...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the town, with...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La Rochelle...

See La Rochelle towers guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La Rochelle one...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank and many...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide

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Map of places to visit near Genouille


Markets in and near Genouille

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (10km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (17km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (25km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (30km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (32km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (34km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (34km)

More information about Genouille, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Genouille, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (30km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (37km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (40km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (53km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (22km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (20km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (30km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (31km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (41km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (44km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (47km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (33km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (48km)

Geography and distances

Genouille is in the west of France at 32 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Genouille is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Genouille

Canton: Tonnay-Charente

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17430

Distance to Genouille

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 581 km

from Nice: 684 km

from Bordeaux: 133 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 Genouille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annezay, Chervettes, Moragne, Muron, Saint-Crepin and Vandre.

This page in French: Visiter Genouille