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Visit Genouille: highlights and tourist information

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Genouille is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 32 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Genouille is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 9 km and Rochefort at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Genouille, 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 Genouille 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 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

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

Genouille 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 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

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