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Pessines tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saintes at 7 km from Pessines

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Pessines in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 17 km.

Pessines, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide


at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Talmont guide


at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Royan guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 28 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel,...

See Brouage guide


at 31 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand...

See La Tremblade guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 33 km (direction west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide

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Map of places to visit near Pessines


Markets in and near Pessines

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (17km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (21km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (25km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (26km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (26km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (29km)

More information about Pessines, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pessines, France

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

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) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (34km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (11km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (33km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (21km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (26km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (26km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (28km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (30km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (31km)
  • Pointe de Grave (34km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (37km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (40km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (35km)

Geography and distances

Pessines is in the west of France at 58 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Pessines is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pessines

Canton: Saintes-Ouest

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17810

Distance to Pessines

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 417 km

from Calais: 611 km

from Nice: 670 km

from Bordeaux: 100 km

from Strasbourg: 714 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 Pessines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chermignac, Ecurat, La Clisse, Luchat, Pisany, Retaud, Saint-Georges-Des-Coteaux, Soulignonne and Varzay.

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