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Pere tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pere in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Surgeres at 5 km from Pere

Visit Pere: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!



at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in...

See Fouras guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente...

See Saint-Savinien guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 28 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Island at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot...

See Ile-d'Aix guide

... 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

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


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

Pere is in the west of France at 27 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Pere is 389 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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