Vanzac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vanzac in Charente-Maritime

Visit Vanzac: highlights and tourist information

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Vanzac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 111 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Vanzac is 438 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 14 km and Barbezieux at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vanzac, 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 Vanzac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Vanzac

Markets in and near Vanzac

  • Montendre: market Thursday (11km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (28km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (29km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (31km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (38km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (38km)
  • Coutras: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)

More information about Vanzac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vanzac, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vanzac.

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (39km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Petit-Palais-et-Cornemps) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (47km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (48km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (25km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (32km)
  • Logis de Forge (40km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (43km)
  • Jardin du Fond de l’or (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (28km)
  • Forêt de Pons (31km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (40km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (42km)

Towns of Art and history

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vanzac

Canton: Montendre

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17500

Distance to Vanzac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 111 km

from Paris: 438 km

from Calais: 642 km

from Nice: 628 km

from Bordeaux: 62 km

from Strasbourg: 708 km

Getting here

Vanzac is in the west of France. 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 Vanzac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 15 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Baignes-Sainte-Radegonde, Bran, Chantillac, Chaunac, Expiremont, Fontaines-d'Ozillac, Le Pin, Leoville, Merignac, Messac, Mortiers, Pommiers-Moulons, Saint-Medard, Sousmoulins and Vibrac.

This page in French: Visiter Vanzac