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Sonnac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sonnac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Cognac at 17 km from Sonnac

Visit Sonnac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 17 km and Jarnac at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sonnac, 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 Sonnac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Cognac

Cognac

at 17 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 19 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 23 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
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 26 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide
 
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Tusson

Tusson

at 28 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 32 km (direction west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Pons

Pons

at 36 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pons guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide
Bayers

Bayers

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

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the facade of...

See Ruffec guide
Melle

Melle

at 44 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman style...

See Melle guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sonnac

 
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Markets in and near Sonnac

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (4km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (21km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (34km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (36km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (38km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (39km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (42km)

Hotels near Sonnac

More information about Sonnac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Sonnac, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (5km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (15km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (28km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (29km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (39km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (43km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (28km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (33km)
  • La Roche Courbon (40km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (44km)
  • Logis de Forge (44km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (15km)
  • Forêt de Pons (36km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (50km)
  • Forêt de Benon (57km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (35km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (62km)
 
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Geography and distances

Sonnac is in the west of France at 77 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Sonnac is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sonnac

Canton: Matha

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17160

Distance to Sonnac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 77 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 589 km

from Nice: 641 km

from Bordeaux: 114 km

from Strasbourg: 678 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 Sonnac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bagnizeau, Ballans, Breville, Brie-sous-Matha, Gourvillette, Haimps, Louzignac, Macqueville, Massac, Matha, Mons and Thors.

This page in French: Visiter Sonnac

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