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Tesson tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tesson in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Pons at 10 km from Tesson

Visit Tesson: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 10 km and Saintes at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tesson, 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 Tesson in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pons guide


at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide


at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


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

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

See Cognac guide


at 27 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade...

See Royan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 36 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


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

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

See Jarnac guide


Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tesson


Markets in and near Tesson

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (10km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (22km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (25km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (26km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)

More information about Tesson, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Tesson, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (31km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (23km)
  • La Roche Courbon (23km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (40km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (10km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (18km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (25km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (26km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (27km)
  • Pointe de Grave (33km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (41km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (40km)

Geography and distances

Tesson is in the west of France at 70 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Tesson is 424 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tesson

Canton: Gémozac

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17460

Distance to Tesson

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 70 km

from Paris: 424 km

from Calais: 620 km

from Nice: 662 km

from Bordeaux: 89 km

from Strasbourg: 715 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 Tesson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berneuil, Chermignac, Cravans, Jazennes, La Jard, Preguillac, Retaud, Rioux, Saint-Leger, Saint-Simon-de-Pellouaille, Thenac and Villars-en-Pons.

This page in French: Visiter Tesson

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