Villars-en-Pons tourism and travel guide

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Visit Villars-en-Pons: highlights and tourist information

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Villars-en-Pons is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 74 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Villars-en-Pons is 425 kilometres from Paris).

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.

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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!

 
 

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

Map of places to visit near Villars-en-Pons

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

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)
 
 

Geography and distances

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

Villars-en-Pons 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 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