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La Benate tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Benate in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 8 km from La Benate

Visit La Benate: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 8 km and Saint-Savinien at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Benate, 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 La Benate 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 8 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 17 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 30 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
 
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Rochefort

Rochefort

at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre...

See Coulon guide
Niort

Niort

at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Cognac

Cognac

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

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

See Cognac guide
Melle

Melle

at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle guide
Fouras

Fouras

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Fouras guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 41 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Benate

 
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Markets in and near La Benate

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (17km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (17km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (25km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (31km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (32km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (35km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Benet: market Monday (40km)

More information about La Benate, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Benate, France

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

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (28km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (41km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (27km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (27km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (36km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (37km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (20km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Benate is in the west of France at 48 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Benate is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Benate

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17400

Distance to La Benate

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 577 km

from Nice: 669 km

from Bordeaux: 131 km

from Strasbourg: 689 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 La Benate from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantemerle-sur-la-Soie, Courant, La Vergne, Landes, Loulay, Lozay, Nachamps, Puyrolland, Saint-Denis-du-Pin and Saint-Loup.

This page in French: Visiter La Benate

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