Bourcefranc-le-Chapus tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bourcefranc-le-Chapus in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Ronce-les-Bains at 5 km from Bourcefranc-le-Chapus

Visit Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: highlights and tourist information

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Bourcefranc-le-Chapus 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 Bourcefranc-le-Chapus in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ronce-les-Bains at 5 km and Brouage at 5 km.

Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 5 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 5 km (direction east)

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

See Brouage guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 8 km (direction south)

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

See La Tremblade guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 14 km (direction south)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best known for...

See La Palmyre guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Fouras guide
Ile d\'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

It is usually the beaches that attract visitors to Ile d'Oleron, but allow time...

See Ile d'Oleron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 18 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Rochefort guide


Island at 19 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along the seafront...

See Royan guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy beaches...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the town, with...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of items collected...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide

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Markets in and near Bourcefranc-le-Chapus

Market days in Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: weekly market: Sunday; seasonal market: Wednesday;

  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (0km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (7km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (8km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Dolus-d'Oleron: market every day except Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Saint Pierre d'Oleron: market every day (17km)

More information about Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (17km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (28km)
  • La Roche Courbon (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (5km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (7km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (11km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (18km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (29km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (32km)
  • Pointe de Grave (36km)
  • Forêt de Benon (49km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (18km)

Geography and distances

Bourcefranc-le-Chapus is in the west of France at 35 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Bourcefranc-le-Chapus is 426 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bourcefranc-le-Chapus

Canton: Marennes

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17560

Distance to Bourcefranc-le-Chapus

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 426 km

from Calais: 609 km

from Nice: 705 km

from Bordeaux: 121 km

from Strasbourg: 737 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 Bourcefranc-le-Chapus from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brouage, Le Chateau-d'Oleron, Marennes and Saint-Trojan-les-Bains.

This page in French: Visiter Bourcefranc-le-Chapus