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La Benate tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Benate: highlights and tourist information

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La Benate is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 48 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Benate is 385 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near La Benate

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.


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)

Geography and distances

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

La Benate 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 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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