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Thenac tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saintes at 9 km from Thenac

Visit Thenac: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 9 km and Pons at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Thenac, 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 Thenac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an...

See Saintes guide


at 13 km (direction south-east)

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

See Pons guide


at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide


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

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

See Cognac guide


at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Royan guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Brouage guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 39 km (direction west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thenac


Markets in and near Thenac

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (13km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (21km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (27km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (29km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)

More information about Thenac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Thenac, France

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

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) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (25km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (20km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (26km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (13km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (22km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (24km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (27km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (27km)
  • Pointe de Grave (34km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (38km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (43km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (45km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (40km)

Geography and distances

Thenac is in the west of France at 67 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Thenac is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thenac

Canton: Saintes-Ouest

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17460

Distance to Thenac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 663 km

from Bordeaux: 92 km

from Strasbourg: 713 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 Thenac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berneuil, Chermignac, La Jard, Les Gonds, Preguillac, Retaud, Rioux, Saint-Leger, Saint-Simon-de-Pellouaille and Tesson.

This page in French: Visiter Thenac

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