Pere tourism and travel guide

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Visit Pere: highlights and tourist information

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Pere is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 27 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Pere is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 5 km and Rochefort at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pere, 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 Pere 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 Pere

Markets in and near Pere

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (6km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (21km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (21km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (24km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (27km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Benet: market Monday (35km)

More information about Pere, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pere, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (26km)

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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (31km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (41km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (62km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (30km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (41km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (13km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (23km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (33km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (43km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (48km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (55km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (33km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (52km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pere

Canton: Surgères

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17700

Distance to Pere

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 27 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 575 km

from Nice: 690 km

from Bordeaux: 141 km

from Strasbourg: 702 km

Getting here

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

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardillieres, Chambon, Landrais, Puyravault, Saint-Germain-de-Marencennes, Surgeres, Vandre and Vouhe.

This page in French: Visiter Pere