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Villeneuve-la-Comtesse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Villeneuve-la-Comtesse in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 17 km from Villeneuve-la-Comtesse

Visit Villeneuve-la-Comtesse: highlights and tourist information

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Villeneuve-la-Comtesse is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 17 km and Surgeres at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Villeneuve-la-Comtesse, 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 Villeneuve-la-Comtesse in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 17 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Surgeres guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an...

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide


at 28 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 36 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 37 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 39 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saintes guide


at 44 km (direction west-north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the...

See Marans guide

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

Map of places to visit near Villeneuve-la-Comtesse


Markets in and near Villeneuve-la-Comtesse

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (15km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (19km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (22km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (25km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (29km)
  • Benet: market Monday (31km)
  • Melle: market Friday (31km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (34km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (34km)

Hotels near Villeneuve-la-Comtesse

More information about Villeneuve-la-Comtesse, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Villeneuve-la-Comtesse, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Sanxay (58km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (37km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (39km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (31km)
  • La Roche Courbon (38km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (25km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (33km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (43km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (10km)

Geography and distances

Villeneuve-la-Comtesse is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Villeneuve-la-Comtesse is 374 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Villeneuve-la-Comtesse

Canton: Loulay

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17330

Distance to Villeneuve-la-Comtesse

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 374 km

from Calais: 567 km

from Nice: 667 km

from Bordeaux: 140 km

from Strasbourg: 680 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 Villeneuve-la-Comtesse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Belleville, Blanzay-sur-Boutonne, Boisserolles, Coivert, Doeuil-sur-le-Mignon, La Croix-Comtesse, Loulay, Migre, Saint-Etienne-la-Cigogne, Saint-Martial and Vergne.

This page in French: Visiter Villeneuve-la-Comtesse

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