Ternant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ternant in Charente-Maritime

Visit Ternant: highlights and tourist information

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Ternant is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ternant is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 4 km and Saint-Savinien at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Ternant, 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 Ternant 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 Ternant

Markets in and near Ternant

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (20km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (22km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (22km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (30km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (35km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (40km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (41km)

More information about Ternant, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ternant, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Ternant.

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (23km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (21km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (45km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (31km)
  • Forêt de Benon (33km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (40km)
  • Forêt de Pons (41km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (43km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (50km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (26km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Ternant

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17400

Distance to Ternant

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 667 km

from Bordeaux: 124 km

from Strasbourg: 693 km

Getting here

Ternant 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 Ternant from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bignay, Chantemerle-sur-la-Soie, La Vergne, Landes, Mazeray, Saint-Denis-du-Pin, Saint-Jean-d'Angely, Saint-Loup, Taillant, Torxe and Voissay.

This page in French: Visiter Ternant