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Photo of Arces in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Talmont at 4 km from Arces

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Visit Arces: highlights and tourist information

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Arces is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 71 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Arces is 440 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Talmont at 4 km and Meschers-sur-Gironde at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Arces, 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 Arces 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 Arces


Markets in and near Arces

  • Cozes: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (12km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (14km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (15km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (18km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (21km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (25km)

More information about Arces, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Arces, France

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

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

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (53km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (18km)
  • La Roche Courbon (30km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Suzac (10km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (12km)
  • Pointe de Grave (15km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (20km)
  • Forêt de Pons (25km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (33km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (34km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (37km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (42km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (28km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Arces

Canton: Cozes

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17120

Distance to Arces

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 71 km

from Paris: 440 km

from Calais: 633 km

from Nice: 675 km

from Bordeaux: 83 km

from Strasbourg: 733 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barzan, Chenac-Saint-Seurin-d'Uzet, Cozes, Epargnes, Grezac, Semussac and Talmont.

This page in French: Visiter Arces

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