Surgeres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Surgeres in Charente-Maritime

Visit Surgeres: highlights and tourist information

France This Way comment: It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre of Surgeres that are the principal attraction in the town

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Surgeres. For detailed visitor information see the Surgeres travel guide

Surgeres is situated in the Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 31 km from La Rochelle, the department capital. (General information: Surgeres is 384 km from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 25 km and Rochefort at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Surgeres, France: places to visit and attractions

Some places that we or our contributors have visited and reviewed and can recommend when sightseeing close to Surgeres in Nouvelle-Aquitaine. Note that all distances shown 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 Surgeres

Markets in and near Surgeres

Market days in Surgeres: weekly market: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday;

Local markets

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (0km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (25km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (27km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (29km)
  • Benet: market Monday (31km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (32km)

More information about Surgeres, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions to visit near Surgeres, France

Below we show places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Surgeres and wondering what to do next!

aquarium
  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (31km) [Map]

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

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (26km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (26km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (27km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (29km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (31km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (32km) [Map]
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (36km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (36km) [Map]
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (41km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (42km) [Map]
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km) [Map]
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (44km) [Map]

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (32km) [Map]
  • Jardins de la Boirie (47km) [Map]

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (11km) [Map]
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (22km) [Map]
  • Hiers-Brouage (38km) [Map]
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (48km) [Map]
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (53km) [Map]
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (53km) [Map]

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (28km) [Map]
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (45km) [Map]

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Surgeres

Canton: Surgères

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 17700

Distance to Surgeres

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 572 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 142 km

from Strasbourg: 697 km

Getting here

Surgeres 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 Surgeres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed nearby (within 6 kilometres of Surgeres): Pere, Puyravault, Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Saint-Germain-de-Marencennes, Saint-Mard, Vandre and Vouhe.

This page in French: Visitez Surgeres