Champagne tourism and travel guide

Photo of Champagne in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Rochefort at 13 km from Champagne

Visit Champagne: highlights and tourist information

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Champagne 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 Champagne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 13 km and Brouage at 13 km.

Champagne, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Brouage guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south-west)

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)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 20 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 20 km (direction west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Palmyre guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Fouras guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Royan guide


Island at 29 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


at 31 km (direction south)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can also see...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

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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

Champagne is in the west of France at 41 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Champagne is 416 kilometres from Paris).

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

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