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Semillac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Semillac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Jonzac at 14 km from Semillac

Visit Semillac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 14 km and Pons at 21 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Semillac, 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 Semillac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Pons guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Vertheuil guide


at 25 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Pauillac guide


at 28 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Talmont guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Blaye guide


at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 35 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

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

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


at 36 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide


Seaside resort at 36 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and has been...

See Montalivet guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Saintes guide


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

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

See Cognac guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Margaux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Semillac


Markets in and near Semillac

  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (19km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (21km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (33km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (35km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (36km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (39km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (39km)

More information about Semillac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Semillac, France

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

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) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (39km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (39km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (42km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (9km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (33km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (39km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (9km)
  • Forêt de Pons (21km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (36km)
  • Pointe de Grave (38km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (39km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (39km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (55km)

Geography and distances

Semillac is in the west of France at 95 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Semillac is 445 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Semillac

Canton: Mirambeau

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17150

Distance to Semillac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 95 km

from Paris: 445 km

from Calais: 644 km

from Nice: 651 km

from Bordeaux: 62 km

from Strasbourg: 725 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 Semillac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Consac, Mirambeau, Nieul-le-Virouil, Saint-Bonnet-sur-Gironde, Saint-Ciers-du-Taillon, Saint-Dizant-du-Bois, Saint-Martial-de-Mirambeau, Sainte-Ramee and Semoussac.

This page in French: Visiter Semillac

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