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Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge tourism and travel guide

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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 Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), 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).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 11 km and Pons at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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.

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


... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge


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)

More information about Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge, Poitou-Charentes

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


Geography and distances

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

Saint-Genis-de-Saintonge is in the west of France. 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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