Saint-Simon-de-Bordes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Simon-de-Bordes in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Jonzac at 6 km from Saint-Simon-de-Bordes

Visit Saint-Simon-de-Bordes: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Simon-de-Bordes 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-Simon-de-Bordes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 6 km and Pons at 22 km.

Saint-Simon-de-Bordes, France: places to visit and attractions

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at 6 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 22 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Pons guide


at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide


at 32 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

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

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

See Vertheuil guide


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

The town of Blaye is well known because of the extensive citadel...

See Blaye guide


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

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

See Cognac guide


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

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

See Jarnac guide


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

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

See Talmont guide


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

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


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

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

See Saint-Simon guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saintes guide


at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 43 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

The village and region here are known worldwide because of the prestigious...

See Margaux guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Simon-de-Bordes


Markets in and near Saint-Simon-de-Bordes

  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (6km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (13km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (22km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (33km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (35km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (39km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Simon-de-Bordes, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (33km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (37km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (41km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (20km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (29km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (38km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (16km)
  • Forêt de Pons (22km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (37km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (41km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (46km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (48km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Saint-Simon-de-Bordes is in the west of France at 101 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Simon-de-Bordes is 439 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Simon-de-Bordes

Canton: Jonzac

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17500

Distance to Saint-Simon-de-Bordes

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 101 km

from Paris: 439 km

from Calais: 641 km

from Nice: 640 km

from Bordeaux: 63 km

from Strasbourg: 716 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-Simon-de-Bordes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agudelle, Allas-Bocage, Champagnac, Fontaines-d'Ozillac, Guitinieres, Jonzac, Nieul-le-Virouil, Ozillac, Saint-Hilaire-du-Bois, Salignac-de-Mirambeau, Soubran, Tugeras-Saint-Maurice and Villexavier.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Simon-de-Bordes