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Champagne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Rochefort at 13 km from Champagne

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Visit Champagne: highlights and tourist information

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Champagne is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 41 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Champagne is 416 kilometres from Paris).

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

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Champagne, 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 Champagne 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 Champagne

Markets in and near Champagne

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (13km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (18km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (19km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (20km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (23km)

More information about Champagne, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Champagne, France

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


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) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (25km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (9km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (33km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (43km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (13km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (25km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (25km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (26km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (28km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (29km)
  • Pointe de Grave (35km)
  • Forêt de Pons (39km)
  • Forêt de Benon (43km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (44km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (26km)
  • Zoodyssée (53km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Champagne

Canton: Saint-Agnant

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17620

Distance to Champagne

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 416 km

from Calais: 604 km

from Nice: 687 km

from Bordeaux: 113 km

from Strasbourg: 721 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beurlay, Pont-l'Abbe-d'Arnoult, Saint-Agnant, Saint-Jean-d'Angle, Saint-Sulpice-d'Arnoult, Sainte-Radegonde and Trizay.

This page in French: Visiter Champagne

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