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Ternant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ternant in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 4 km from Ternant

Visit Ternant: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 4 km (direction east)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 22 km (direction north-west)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the...

See Surgeres guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
 
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Rochefort

Rochefort

at 30 km (direction west)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous...

See Rochefort guide
Cognac

Cognac

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

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

See Cognac guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 39 km (direction south-east)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes,...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Brouage

Brouage

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and...

See Brouage guide
Fouras

Fouras

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in...

See Fouras guide
Pons

Pons

at 41 km (direction south)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a...

See Pons guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction south), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide
Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction west-north-west)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
Niort

Niort

at 43 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ternant

 
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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)

Hotels near Ternant

More information about Ternant, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ternant, France

What to do at Ternant? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Ternant is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ternant is 391 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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