Villars-en-Pons tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villars-en-Pons in Charente-Maritime

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 6 km and Saintes at 16 km.

Villars-en-Pons, France: places to visit and attractions

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 that is a...

See Pons guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

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 known for the imposing...

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Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide
Cognac

Cognac

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

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

See Cognac guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 26 km (direction west)

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

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 River, Saint-Savinien also has...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along the seafront...

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 attractive and very pleasant to...

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 sandy beaches...

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 along the riverside, and...

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 to stop...

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 abbey church...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide

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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