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Visit Pessines: highlights and tourist information

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Pessines is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 58 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Pessines is 417 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pessines, 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 Pessines 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 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

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

Pessines 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 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.

This page in French: Visiter Pessines

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