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Saint-Leger tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pons at 5 km from Saint-Leger

Visit Saint-Leger: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Leger is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 5 km and Saintes at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Leger, 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-Leger in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Pons

Pons

at 5 km (direction south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a...

See Pons guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 22 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre,...

See Cognac guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide
 
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Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 33 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Royan guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 37 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

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

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

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 40 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Leger

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Markets in and near Saint-Leger

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (6km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (27km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (32km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (32km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (33km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (34km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Leger, France

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

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 aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (26km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (23km)
  • La Roche Courbon (27km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (34km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (5km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (18km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (21km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (31km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (32km)
  • Pointe de Grave (37km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (46km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Leger is in the west of France at 74 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Leger is 422 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Leger

Canton: Pons

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17800

Distance to Saint-Leger

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 422 km

from Calais: 619 km

from Nice: 656 km

from Bordeaux: 87 km

from Strasbourg: 711 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-Leger from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berneuil, Bougneau, Colombiers, Jazennes, La Jard, Pons, Preguillac, Saint-Seurin-de-Palenne, Tesson, Thenac and Villars-en-Pons.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Leger

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