Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Rochefort at 14 km from Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult

Visit Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult: highlights and tourist information

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Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult 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 Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 14 km and Brouage at 15 km.

Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Brouage guide


at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 21 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an important centre...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Palmyre guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction north-west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be sure to also...

See Fouras guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction south-west)

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

See Royan guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 30 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Island at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike, known for...

See Ile-d'Aix guide


at 32 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Markets in and near Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (14km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (18km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (20km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (21km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (22km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (24km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (24km)

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Tourist attractions near Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult, France

What to do at Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult.


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) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (23km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (7km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (36km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (45km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (16km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (26km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (26km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (28km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (28km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (31km)
  • Pointe de Grave (36km)
  • Forêt de Pons (37km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)
  • Forêt de Benon (43km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (27km)
  • Zoodyssée (51km)

Geography and distances

Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult is in the west of France at 43 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult is 415 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult

Canton: Saint-Porchaire

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17250

Distance to Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 415 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 113 km

from Strasbourg: 720 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 Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beurlay, Champagne, Romegoux, Saint-Jean-d'Angle, Saint-Sulpice-d'Arnoult and Sainte-Radegonde.

This page in French: Visiter Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult