Saint-Cesaire tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Cesaire 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 Saint-Cesaire in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 10 km and Cognac at 16 km.

Saint-Cesaire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Saintes guide


at 16 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pons guide


at 19 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
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Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 27 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction west)

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

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at 41 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 41 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


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

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

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at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Cesaire


Markets in and near Saint-Cesaire

  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (19km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (20km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (32km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (34km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Cesaire, France

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

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 de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (4km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (20km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (23km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (39km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (12km)
  • Forêt de Pons (19km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (33km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (41km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (41km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (45km)
  • Pointe de Grave (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (45km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Cesaire is in the west of France at 67 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Cesaire is 407 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Cesaire

Canton: Burie

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17770

Distance to Saint-Cesaire

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 407 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 655 km

from Bordeaux: 102 km

from Strasbourg: 699 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 Saint-Cesaire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaniers, Cherac, Courcoury, Dompierre-sur-Charente, La Chapelle-Des-Pots, Saint-Bris-Des-Bois, Saint-Sauvant, Venerand and Villars-les-Bois.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Cesaire


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