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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

Visit Villars-les-Bois: highlights and tourist information

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Villars-les-Bois is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Cognac at 15 km and Saintes at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



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

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

See Cognac guide


at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


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

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

See Jarnac guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Pons guide


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

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a...

See Saint-Simon guide


at 39 km (direction south)

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

See Jonzac guide


at 41 km (direction north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide


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

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and...

See Tusson guide


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

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

See Barbezieux guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Most Beautiful Village at 47 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villars-les-Bois


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)

More information about Villars-les-Bois, Poitou-Charentes

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)

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

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