15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

15 days in Nouvelle-Aquitaine Itinerary

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Vivonne
— 2 nights
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Ruffec
— 1 night
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Jarnac
— 1 night
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Cognac
— 2 nights
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Saint-Jean-d'Angely
— 1 night
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Saintes
— 3 nights
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Pons
— 1 night
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Jonzac
— 3 nights
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Drive to Bordeaux-Mérignac Airport, Fly to Humberside Airport, Drive to Sutton-on-Sea

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Vivonne

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Wed): stroll around Parc Le Voucant, admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins du Gue, and then admire the natural beauty at Jardin du Prieure de Laverre. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Musee des Tumulus de Bougon, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye de Saint Junien de Nouaille-Maupertuis, and then don't miss a visit to Ruines du Chateau Medieval.

To find ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Vivonne trip planner.

Sutton-on-Sea, UK to Vivonne is an approximately 11.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In September, daily temperatures in Vivonne can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ruffec.

Things to do in Vivonne

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Ruffec

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Les Jardins De L'Argentor, then contemplate the long history of Chateau de Verteuil, and then head outdoors with Aire de Rejallant.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Ruffec planner.

You can drive from Vivonne to Ruffec in an hour. Traveling from Vivonne in September, Ruffec is a bit warmer at night with lows of 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Jarnac.

Things to do in Ruffec

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

Jarnac

— 1 night
Jarnac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France.It is the site of the Battle of Jarnac in 1569.GeographyJarnac is situated on the right bank of the river Charente between Angoulême and Cognac. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sat): do a tasting at Pineau Cognac Roussille, explore the historical opulence of Chateau de Bouteville, then learn about winemaking at Earl Du Logis de la Bree, and finally sample the fine beverages at Hine Cognac.

For photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Jarnac trip builder.

You can drive from Ruffec to Jarnac in an hour. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Cognac.

Things to do in Jarnac

Wineries · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

Cognac

— 2 nights
Cognac is a commune in the Charente department in southwestern France. On the 13th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Martell Cognac's Visitors Center, admire the natural beauty at Jardin Public de Cognac, then see the interesting displays at Le Musee de la Bande Dessinee, and finally don't miss a visit to Halles. Keep things going the next day: indulge your taste buds at Remy Martin, brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Cognac Meukow, then step into the grandiose world of Chateau Royal de Cognac, and finally brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Camus Cognac.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cognac tour website.

Cognac is just a short distance from Jarnac. In September, daytime highs in Cognac are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Saint-Jean-d'Angely.

Things to do in Cognac

Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Wineries · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

Saint-Jean-d'Angely

— 1 night
Saint-Jean-d'Angély is a commune in the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France.The commune has its historical origins in the Abbey of Saint-Jean-d'Angély.Royal abbeyFounded in the ninth century to house a relic of Saint John the Baptist, and rebuilt in the 14th, 17th and 18th centuries because of repeated destruction, then later abandoned, the Abbey is now a listed building. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Jardin de sculpture romane de Lozay, hunt for treasures at Marche Saint-Jean d'Angely, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint-Jean-Baptiste, then see the interesting displays at La Construction Pharaonique, Les Outils, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Tour de l'Horloge.

For maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Saint-Jean-d'Angely trip planner.

You can drive from Cognac to Saint-Jean-d'Angely in an hour. In September in Saint-Jean-d'Angely, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can drive to Saintes.

Things to do in Saint-Jean-d'Angely

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:

Saintes

— 3 nights
Saintes, a small city on the banks of the Charente River in the Charente-Maritime department, is noteworthy for its Gallo-Roman, medieval, and renaissance heritage.
Venture out of the city with trips to Rochefort (Corderie Royale, Association Hermione-La Fayette, &more), Le Port de la Cotiniere (in Saint-Pierre-d'Oleron) and Le phare de chassiron (in Saint-Denis d'Oleron). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Saintes, take a tour by water with La Gabare Ville de Saintes, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Abbaye aux Dames, and don't miss a visit to Arc de Germanicus.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Saintes trip itinerary maker tool.

Saintes is just a short distance from Saint-Jean-d'Angely. In September, daily temperatures in Saintes can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Pons.

Things to do in Saintes

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 15 — 18:

Pons

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): do a tasting at Vignoble Chauraud, then test your problem-solving skills at Escape Castle, then brush up on your knowledge of spirits at Domaine De Birius, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Le Donjon Medieval.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Pons trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Pons is just a short distance from Saintes. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Jonzac.

Things to do in Pons

Wineries · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Breweries & Distilleries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:

Jonzac

— 3 nights
Jonzac is a commune of the Charente-Maritime department in southwestern France. Get out of town with these interesting Jonzac side-trips: Chateau de Chalais (in Chalais), Saint-Emilion (Clocher de l'Eglise Monolithe, Monolithic Church of Saint-Emilion, &more) and Eglise monolithe Saint-Jean (in Aubeterre-sur-Dronne). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 20th (Sun) at Les Antilles de Jonzac.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Jonzac trip itinerary builder app.

Jonzac is just a stone's throw from Pons. In September, daytime highs in Jonzac are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. On the 22nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Jonzac

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:

Nouvelle-Aquitaine travel guide

4.3
Landmarks · Castles · Theme Parks

Charente travel guide

4.2
Distilleries · Castles · Specialty Museums