Venerand tourism and travel guide

Photo of Venerand in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 8 km from Venerand

Visit Venerand: highlights and tourist information

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Venerand 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 Venerand in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 8 km and Saint-Savinien at 13 km.

Venerand, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saintes guide


at 13 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide


at 24 km (direction south)

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

See Pons guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide


at 35 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 37 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-west)

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

See Talmont guide
Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 40 km (direction south-west)

The Church Sainte-Radegonde is a roman style church of the 12th century on the...

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide


at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Brouage guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide

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Map of places to visit near Venerand


Markets in and near Venerand

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (21km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (24km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (30km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (31km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (34km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (35km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (37km)

More information about Venerand, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Venerand, France

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

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) (7km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (23km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (32km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (17km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (42km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (18km)
  • Forêt de Pons (24km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (37km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (40km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (40km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (40km)
  • Pointe de Grave (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (41km)

Geography and distances

Venerand is in the west of France at 61 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Venerand is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Venerand

Canton: Saintes-Nord

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17100

Distance to Venerand

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 600 km

from Nice: 661 km

from Bordeaux: 107 km

from Strasbourg: 700 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 Venerand from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annepont, Bussac-sur-Charente, Ecoyeux, Fontcouverte, Juicq, La Chapelle-Des-Pots, Le Douhet, Saint-Bris-Des-Bois, Saint-Cesaire and Saint-Vaize.

This page in French: Visiter Venerand