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Tonnay-Boutonne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tonnay-Boutonne in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Savinien at 10 km from Tonnay-Boutonne

Visit Tonnay-Boutonne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 10 km and Saint-Jean d'Angely at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Tonnay-Boutonne, 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 Tonnay-Boutonne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 14 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 15 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be sure...

See Fouras guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brouage guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Island at 36 km (direction west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot...

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 38 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and...

See La Tremblade guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make...

See La Rochelle guide

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

Map of places to visit near Tonnay-Boutonne


Markets in and near Tonnay-Boutonne

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (16km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (20km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (32km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (33km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (36km)

More information about Tonnay-Boutonne, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Tonnay-Boutonne, France

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


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) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (25km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (45km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (17km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (27km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (31km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (38km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (39km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (43km)
  • Forêt de Pons (45km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (45km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (46km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (47km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (31km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (47km)

Geography and distances

Tonnay-Boutonne is in the west of France at 40 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Tonnay-Boutonne is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Tonnay-Boutonne

Canton: Tonnay-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17380

Distance to Tonnay-Boutonne

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 395 km

from Calais: 585 km

from Nice: 677 km

from Bordeaux: 126 km

from Strasbourg: 701 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 Tonnay-Boutonne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annezay, Archingeay, Chantemerle-sur-la-Soie, Les Nouillers, Puy-du-Lac, Saint-Coutant-le-Grand and Saint-Crepin.

This page in French: Visiter Tonnay-Boutonne

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