Anais tourism and travel guide

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Visit Anais: highlights and tourist information

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Anais is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 19 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Anais is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Marans at 15 km and Surgeres at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Anais, 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 Anais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Note that all distances below 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 Anais

Markets in and near Anais

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (15km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (18km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (19km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (19km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (28km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (29km)
  • Benet: market Monday (31km)

More information about Anais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Anais, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Anais.


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (19km)

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 Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (20km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (30km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (40km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (41km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (42km)
  • La Roche Courbon (42km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (10km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (14km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (40km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (38km)
  • Zoodyssée (40km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Anais

Canton: Jarrie

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17540

Distance to Anais

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 567 km

from Nice: 700 km

from Bordeaux: 152 km

from Strasbourg: 704 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angliers, Bouhet, Ferrieres, Le Gue-d'Allere, Nuaille-d'Aunis, Saint-Christophe, Saint-Medard-d'Aunis, Saint-Sauveur-d'Aunis, Verines and Virson.

This page in French: Visiter Anais