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Champdolent tourism and travel guide

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Visit Champdolent: highlights and tourist information

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Champdolent is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 38 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Champdolent is 403 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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

Champdolent 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 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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