Archingeay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Archingeay in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Savinien at 6 km from Archingeay

Visit Archingeay: highlights and tourist information

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Archingeay is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Archingeay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 6 km and Saint-Jean d\'Angely at 14 km.

Archingeay, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!



at 6 km (direction south-south-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien also has...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 14 km (direction east)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the abbey church...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 19 km (direction north-north-west)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre of Surgeres...

See Surgeres guide


at 20 km (direction west)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie, where ropes and...

See Rochefort guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to explore and...

See Saintes guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel, dating from...

See Brouage guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be sure to also...

See Fouras guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west-north-west)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy beach and a friendly atmosphere...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very pleasant to...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Island at 37 km (direction west-north-west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike, known for...

See Ile-d'Aix guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand dunes...

See La Tremblade guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an important centre...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk and lots...

See Cognac guide


at 41 km (direction south-south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that is a...

See Pons guide

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Markets in and near Archingeay

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (20km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (20km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (30km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (31km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (33km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (34km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (35km)

More information about Archingeay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Archingeay, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (10km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (13km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (54km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (30km)
  • Forêt de Benon (31km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (36km)
  • Forêt de Pons (41km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (42km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (42km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (43km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (43km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (44km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (48km)
  • Pointe de Grave (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (34km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (45km)

Geography and distances

Archingeay is in the west of France at 43 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Archingeay is 398 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Archingeay

Canton: Saint-Savinien

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17380

Distance to Archingeay

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 398 km

from Calais: 589 km

from Nice: 676 km

from Bordeaux: 122 km

from Strasbourg: 703 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantemerle-sur-la-Soie, Les Nouillers, Puy-du-Lac, Saint-Coutant-le-Grand, Saint-Savinien and Tonnay-Boutonne.

This page in French: Visiter Archingeay