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Visit Pons: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that is a pleasant place for a stroll

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Pons. For detailed visitor information see the Pons travel guide.

Pons is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 80 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Pons is 425 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 20 km and Cognac at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pons, 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 Pons 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 Pons


Markets in and near Pons

Market days in Pons: weekly market: Wednesday and Saturday;

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (0km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (21km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (31km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (32km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (35km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (35km)

More information about Pons, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Pons, France

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

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 Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (15km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (24km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (21km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (31km)
  • La Roche Courbon (33km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (0km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (14km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (21km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (33km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (35km)
  • Pointe de Grave (39km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (51km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Pons

Canton: Pons

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17800

Distance to Pons

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 80 km

from Paris: 425 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 652 km

from Bordeaux: 83 km

from Strasbourg: 711 km

Getting here

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

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Avy, Belluire, Biron, Bougneau, Fleac-sur-Seugne, Jazennes, Mazerolles, Saint-Leger, Saint-Quantin-de-Rancanne, Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne and Villars-en-Pons.

This page in French: Visiter Pons

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