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Villars-en-Pons tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pons at 6 km from Villars-en-Pons

Visit Villars-en-Pons: highlights and tourist information

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Villars-en-Pons is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 6 km and Saintes at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villars-en-Pons, 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 Villars-en-Pons in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Pons

Pons

at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Pons guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jonzac guide
Talmont

Talmont

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

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

See Talmont guide
 
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Cognac

Cognac

at 25 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 31 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Royan guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

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

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 36 km (direction east), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Barbezieux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villars-en-Pons

 
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Markets in and near Villars-en-Pons

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (6km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (25km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (25km)
  • 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 (29km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (29km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (34km)

More information about Villars-en-Pons, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Villars-en-Pons, France

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

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) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (29km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (20km)
  • La Roche Courbon (27km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (37km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (6km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (15km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (24km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (28km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (29km)
  • Pointe de Grave (34km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (45km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villars-en-Pons is in the west of France at 74 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Villars-en-Pons is 425 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villars-en-Pons

Canton: Gémozac

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17260

Distance to Villars-en-Pons

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 74 km

from Paris: 425 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 659 km

from Bordeaux: 85 km

from Strasbourg: 715 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 Villars-en-Pons from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Berneuil, Colombiers, Gemozac, Jazennes, La Jard, Pons, Saint-Leger, Saint-Simon-de-Pellouaille, Tanzac and Tesson.

This page in French: Visiter Villars-en-Pons

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