Polignac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Polignac: highlights and tourist information

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Polignac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 117 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Polignac is 446 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 21 km and Barbezieux at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Polignac, 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 Polignac 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 Polignac

Markets in and near Polignac

  • Montendre: market Thursday (8km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (21km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (27km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (38km)
  • Ambares-et-Lagrave: market Friday & (42km)
  • Bassens: market Sunday (45km)

More information about Polignac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Polignac, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (31km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Collégiale et chapelle de la Trinité (Saint-Emilion) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (53km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (32km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (35km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (36km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (38km)
  • Jardins du château de Vayres (43km)
  • Logis de Forge (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (33km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (35km)
  • Forêt de Pons (38km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Polignac

Canton: Montlieu-la-Garde

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17210

Distance to Polignac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 117 km

from Paris: 446 km

from Calais: 650 km

from Nice: 626 km

from Bordeaux: 54 km

from Strasbourg: 713 km

Getting here

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

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantillac, Chatenet, Chepniers, Expiremont, Jussas, Le Pin, Merignac, Montlieu-la-Garde, Pommiers-Moulons, Pouillac, Sainte-Colombe and Sousmoulins.

This page in French: Visiter Polignac