Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Jonzac at 11 km from Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

Visit Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge 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-Genis-de-Saintonge in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 11 km and Pons at 11 km.

Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Jonzac

Jonzac

at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide
Pons

Pons

at 11 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pons guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west)

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

See Talmont guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saintes guide
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Cognac

Cognac

at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 32 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide
Vertheuil

Vertheuil

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Vertheuil guide
Pauillac

Pauillac

at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Pauillac guide
Lesparre-Medoc

Lesparre-Medoc

at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

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Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

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

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

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Jarnac

Jarnac

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

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

See Jarnac guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Royan guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (11km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (25km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (32km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (35km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (36km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, France

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

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) (23km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (12km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (33km)
  • La Roche Courbon (42km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (5km)
  • Forêt de Pons (11km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (31km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (34km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (36km)
  • Pointe de Grave (37km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (57km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge is in the west of France at 88 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge is 435 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

Canton: Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17240

Distance to Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 88 km

from Paris: 435 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 651 km

from Bordeaux: 71 km

from Strasbourg: 718 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-Genis-de-Saintonge from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bois, Champagnolles, Clion, Guitinieres, Mosnac, Plassac, Saint-Georges-Antignac, Saint-Gregoire-d'Ardennes, Saint-Palais-de-Phiolin, Saint-Quantin-de-Rancanne and Saint-Sigismond-de-Clermont.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge

 
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