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Visit Jonzac: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle and other monuments to discover

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Jonzac. For detailed visitor information see the Jonzac travel guide.

Jonzac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 97 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Jonzac is 434 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Jonzac include "recommended detour".

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 22 km and Cognac at 29 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jonzac, 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 Jonzac 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 Jonzac


Markets in and near Jonzac

Market days in Jonzac: weekly market: Tuesday & Saturday;

  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (17km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (18km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (33km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (39km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (42km)

More information about Jonzac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Jonzac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (36km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (21km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (25km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (44km)
  • Logis de Forge (45km)
  • La Roche Courbon (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (16km)
  • Forêt de Pons (17km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (31km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (45km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (47km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (47km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Jonzac

Canton: Jonzac

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17500

Distance to Jonzac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 97 km

from Paris: 434 km

from Calais: 635 km

from Nice: 640 km

from Bordeaux: 69 km

from Strasbourg: 711 km

Getting here

Jonzac 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 Jonzac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Champagnac, Clam, Clion, Lussac, Moings, Ozillac, Reaux, Saint-Georges-Antignac, Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan, Saint-Hilaire-du-Bois, Saint-Martial-de-Vitaterne, Saint-Maurice-de-Tavernole and Saint-Simon-de-Bordes.

This page in French: Visiter Jonzac

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