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Champdolent tourism and travel guide

Photo of Champdolent in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Savinien at 10 km from Champdolent

Visit Champdolent: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 10 km and Rochefort at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Champdolent, 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 Champdolent in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 13 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Surgeres guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 21 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brouage guide


at 23 km (direction south-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an...

See Saintes guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in...

See Fouras guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Island at 31 km (direction west-north-west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or...

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and...

See La Tremblade guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Palmyre guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction south-west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also...

See Royan guide

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

Map of places to visit near Champdolent


Markets in and near Champdolent

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (13km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (21km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (23km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (28km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (28km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (29km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (31km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (31km)

More information about Champdolent, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Champdolent, France

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


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) (16km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (49km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (11km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (39km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (23km)
  • Forêt de Benon (32km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (35km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (36km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (38km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (40km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (41km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (42km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (42km)
  • Forêt de Pons (42km)
  • Pointe de Grave (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (38km)
  • Zoodyssée (40km)

Geography and distances

Champdolent is in the west of France at 38 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Champdolent is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Champdolent

Canton: Saint-Savinien

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17430

Distance to Champdolent

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 403 km

from Calais: 593 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 122 km

from Strasbourg: 709 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 Champdolent from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bords, Cabariot, Geay, La Vallee, Lussant, Moragne, Puy-du-Lac, Romegoux and Saint-Coutant-le-Grand.

This page in French: Visiter Champdolent

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