Villars-les-Bois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villars-les-Bois in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Cognac at 15 km from Villars-les-Bois

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Villars-les-Bois 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-les-Bois in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 15 km and Saintes at 17 km.

Villars-les-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Cognac

Cognac

at 15 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Jarnac

Jarnac

at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

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Pons

Pons

at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pons guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

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

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll along the river,...

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Jonzac

Jonzac

at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Jonzac guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

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Tusson

Tusson

at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several impressive Renaissance...

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Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

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

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Rochefort

Rochefort

at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 47 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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Markets in and near Villars-les-Bois

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (12km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (25km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (25km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (26km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (39km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (41km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (41km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Villars-les-Bois, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (14km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (16km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (27km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (35km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (42km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (46km)
  • Logis de Forge (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (11km)
  • Forêt de Pons (26km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (40km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (48km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (49km)
  • Forêt de Benon (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (38km)
 
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Geography and distances

Villars-les-Bois is in the west of France at 68 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Villars-les-Bois is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villars-les-Bois

Canton: Burie

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17770

Distance to Villars-les-Bois

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 68 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 597 km

from Nice: 651 km

from Bordeaux: 108 km

from Strasbourg: 691 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-les-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aujac, Authon-Ebeon, Bercloux, Brizambourg, Burie, Courcerac, Ecoyeux, Le Seure, Migron, Nantille, Saint-Bris-Des-Bois, Saint-Cesaire and Saint-Sulpice-de-Cognac.

This page in French: Visiter Villars-les-Bois