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La Jard tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pons at 8 km from La Jard

Visit La Jard: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 8 km and Saintes at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Jard, 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 Jard in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Pons

Pons

at 8 km (direction south-south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle...

See Pons guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 11 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 21 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 26 km (direction south-east)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide
 
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Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known...

See Talmont guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers,...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 32 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 33 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also...

See Royan guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is...

See Barbezieux guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

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

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy...

See Saint-Simon guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Jard

 
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Markets in and near La Jard

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (9km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (27km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (30km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (32km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (32km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (33km)

More information about La Jard, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Jard, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (11km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (17km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (24km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (26km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (8km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (19km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (21km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (31km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (32km)
  • Pointe de Grave (38km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Jard is in the west of France at 71 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Jard is 419 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Jard

Canton: Saintes-Est

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17460

Distance to La Jard

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 71 km

from Paris: 419 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 658 km

from Bordeaux: 91 km

from Strasbourg: 709 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 Jard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berneuil, Colombiers, Preguillac, Saint-Leger, Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne, Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge, Tesson, Thenac and Villars-en-Pons.

This page in French: Visiter La Jard

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