Poursay-Garnaud tourism and travel guide

Photo of Poursay-Garnaud in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d\'Angely at 6 km from Poursay-Garnaud

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Poursay-Garnaud 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 Poursay-Garnaud in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d\'Angely at 6 km and Saint-Savinien at 19 km.

Poursay-Garnaud, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 27 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saintes guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide


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

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

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at 37 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the riverside, and...

See Jarnac guide


at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style churches, built...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 39 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of 12th century...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 40 km (direction north-north-west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment best explored...

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at 41 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

See Tusson guide


at 41 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Niort is a picturesque large town with a donjon, a market hall and a...

See Niort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin...

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at 42 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Markets in and near Poursay-Garnaud

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (11km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (15km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (28km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (28km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (35km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (38km)
  • Melle: market Friday (38km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Poursay-Garnaud, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (14km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (21km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (29km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (38km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (41km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (51km)
  • Logis de Forge (63km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (27km)
  • Forêt de Benon (37km)
  • Forêt de Pons (42km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (47km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (57km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (22km)

Geography and distances

Poursay-Garnaud is in the west of France at 58 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Poursay-Garnaud is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Poursay-Garnaud

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17400

Distance to Poursay-Garnaud

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 581 km

from Nice: 658 km

from Bordeaux: 125 km

from Strasbourg: 684 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 Poursay-Garnaud from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antezant-la-Chapelle, Courcelles, Fontenet, Les Eglises-d'Argenteuil, Paille, Saint-Denis-du-Pin, Saint-Jean-d'Angely, Saint-Julien-de-l'Escap, Saint-Pardoult, Varaize and Vervant.

This page in French: Visiter Poursay-Garnaud