Saint-Jean-d'Angely tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the abbey church and some medieval houses

Saint-Jean-d'Angely is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Jean-d'Angely. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Jean-d'Angely travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Jean-d'Angely in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 14 km and Saintes at 23 km.

Saint-Jean-d'Angely, 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 1 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 14 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 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide


at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

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

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

See Cognac guide


at 34 km (direction west)

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

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at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

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at 40 km (direction south)

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

See Pons 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 43 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


Most Beautiful Village at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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at 44 km (direction west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel, dating from...

See Brouage guide

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Markets in and near Saint-Jean-d'Angely

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (16km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (18km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (26km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (32km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (35km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (40km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (40km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (40km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-d'Angely, France

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

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) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (20km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (49km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (59km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (24km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (43km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (52km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (28km)
  • Forêt de Benon (36km)
  • Forêt de Pons (40km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (44km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (46km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (53km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (25km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-d'Angely is in the west of France at 54 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-d'Angely is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-d'Angely

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17400

Distance to Saint-Jean-d'Angely

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 662 km

from Bordeaux: 123 km

from Strasbourg: 689 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-Jean-d'Angely from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antezant-la-Chapelle, Asnieres-la-Giraud, Courcelles, Fenioux, Fontenet, La Vergne, Landes, Mazeray, Poursay-Garnaud, Saint-Denis-du-Pin, Saint-Julien-de-l'Escap, Ternant and Vervant.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-d'Angely