Archiac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Archiac: highlights and tourist information

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Archiac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 96 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Archiac is 421 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Barbezieux at 13 km and Jonzac at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Archiac, 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 Archiac 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 Archiac

Markets in and near Archiac

  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (19km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (20km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (28km)
  • La Couronne: market Saturday (32km)
  • Angouleme: market every day except Monday (37km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (38km)
  • Chalais: market Monday (39km)

More information about Archiac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Archiac, France

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

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-Germain (Gimeux) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (14km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (28km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Voulgezac) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (34km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (35km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin du Chaigne (12km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (33km)
  • Logis de Forge (33km)
  • La Roche Courbon (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (20km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (22km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (27km)

Towns of Art and history

 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Archiac

Canton: Archiac

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

Postcode: 17520

Distance to Archiac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 96 km

from Paris: 421 km

from Calais: 624 km

from Nice: 632 km

from Bordeaux: 80 km

from Strasbourg: 698 km

Getting here

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

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Allas-Champagne, Arthenac, Brie-sous-Archiac, Cierzac, Germignac, Lachaise, Moings, Reaux, Saint-Eugene, Saint-Fort-sur-le-Ne, Saint-Palais-du-Ne, Sainte-Lheurine and Verrieres.

This page in French: Visiter Archiac