Rouffignac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Rouffignac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Jonzac at 12 km from Rouffignac

Visit Rouffignac: highlights and tourist information

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Rouffignac 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 Rouffignac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 12 km and Pauillac at 28 km.

Rouffignac, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 12 km (direction )

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle...

See Jonzac guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small town of Pauillac is best known for the surrounding wine...

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at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

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at 28 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel...

See Blaye guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pons guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the...

See Vertheuil guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The village and region here are known worldwide because of the prestigious...

See Margaux guide


at 38 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can see the remains...

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

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

See Cognac guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for...

See Talmont guide


at 44 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide


at 46 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

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at 46 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 47 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide

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Map of places to visit near Rouffignac


Markets in and near Rouffignac

  • Montendre: market Thursday (6km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (27km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (27km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (28km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (39km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (41km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Rouffignac, France

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

Heritage sites

  • Pons ancien hopital des pèlerins (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (27km)
  • Blaye citadelle (Vauban fortifications) (28km)
  • Cussac Fort Paté (Vauban fortifications) (30km)
  • Fort Médoc (Vauban fortifications) (32km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (38km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (48km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (23km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (33km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (33km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (43km)
  • Logis de Forge (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (20km)
  • Forêt de Pons (28km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (35km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (43km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (49km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (52km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Rouffignac is in the west of France at 107 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Rouffignac is 445 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Rouffignac

Canton: Montendre

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17130

Distance to Rouffignac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 107 km

from Paris: 445 km

from Calais: 647 km

from Nice: 638 km

from Bordeaux: 56 km

from Strasbourg: 719 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 Rouffignac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agudelle, Allas-Bocage, Chamouillac, Chartuzac, Courpignac, Coux, Fontaines-d'Ozillac, Montendre, Salignac-de-Mirambeau, Soubran, Soumeras, Tugeras-Saint-Maurice and Villexavier.

This page in French: Visiter Rouffignac