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Visit Sonnac: highlights and tourist information

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Sonnac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 77 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Sonnac is 389 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Sonnac

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)

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)

Geography and distances

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

Sonnac is in the west of France. 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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