Thors tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Cognac at 16 km from Thors

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Thors in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 16 km and Jarnac at 20 km.

Thors, France: places to visit and attractions

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at 16 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide


at 20 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
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Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
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at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along...

See Saint-Simon guide


at 29 km (direction west)

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

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at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide


at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Pons guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting historic...

See Angouleme guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the castle that...

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

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here, and thers are...

See Bayers guide


at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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at 45 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 45 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks of the...

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Map of places to visit near Thors


Markets in and near Thors

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (4km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (21km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (33km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (35km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (36km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (41km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (41km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (42km)

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Tourist attractions near Thors, France

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

Heritage sites

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (6km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (13km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (23km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (32km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (34km)
  • La Roche Courbon (37km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (45km)
  • Logis de Forge (46km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (13km)
  • Forêt de Pons (33km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (48km)
  • Forêt de Benon (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (35km)

Geography and distances

Thors is in the west of France at 74 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Thors is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thors

Canton: Matha

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17160

Distance to Thors

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 591 km

from Nice: 643 km

from Bordeaux: 113 km

from Strasbourg: 681 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 Thors from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzac-les-Matha, Breville, Brie-sous-Matha, Courcerac, Haimps, La Brousse, Le Seure, Louzignac, Matha, Mons, Prignac and Sonnac.

This page in French: Visiter Thors


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