Matha tourism and travel guide

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Visit Matha: highlights and tourist information

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Matha is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 72 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Matha is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 19 km and Cognac at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Matha, 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 Matha in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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Map of places to visit near Matha

Markets in and near Matha

Market days in Matha: weekly market: Tuesday, Friday and Saturday;

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (0km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (17km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (31km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (33km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (37km)
  • Melle: market Friday (42km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (43km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (43km)

More information about Matha, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Matha, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Matha.

Heritage sites

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (0km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (2km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (11km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (17km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (26km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (43km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (31km)
  • La Roche Courbon (37km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (37km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (42km)
  • Logis de Forge (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (17km)
  • Forêt de Pons (37km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (51km)
  • Forêt de Benon (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (31km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Matha

Canton: Matha

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17160

Distance to Matha

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 72 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 587 km

from Nice: 645 km

from Bordeaux: 116 km

from Strasbourg: 679 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bagnizeau, Blanzac-les-Matha, Brie-sous-Matha, Courcerac, Haimps, La Brousse, Les Touches-de-Perigny, Mons, Prignac, Sonnac and Thors.

This page in French: Visiter Matha