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Chaniers tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chaniers in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 7 km from Chaniers

Visit Chaniers: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 7 km and Pons at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chaniers, 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 Chaniers in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saintes

Saintes

at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Pons

Pons

at 15 km (direction south)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 18 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
 
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Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 30 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along...

See Jarnac guide
Jonzac

Jonzac

at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small...

See Jonzac guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction west-south-west)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known...

See Talmont guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Royan guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 38 km (direction east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a...

See Saint-Simon guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 40 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Barbezieux

Barbezieux

at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Here in the small town of Barbezieux it is the...

See Barbezieux guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chaniers

 
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Markets in and near Chaniers

  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (15km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (18km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (25km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (29km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (36km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (36km)

More information about Chaniers, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chaniers, France

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

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) (6km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (19km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (21km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (34km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (15km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (15km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (29km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (36km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (36km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (43km)
  • Pointe de Grave (43km)

Towns of Art and history

 
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Geography and distances

Chaniers is in the west of France at 67 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Chaniers is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chaniers

Canton: Saintes-Est

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17610

Distance to Chaniers

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 67 km

from Paris: 412 km

from Calais: 608 km

from Nice: 658 km

from Bordeaux: 98 km

from Strasbourg: 704 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 Chaniers from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Courcoury, Dompierre-sur-Charente, Fontcouverte, La Chapelle-Des-Pots, Les Gonds, Preguillac, Rouffiac, Saint-Bris-Des-Bois, Saint-Cesaire, Saint-Sauvant, Saint-Sever-de-Saintonge and Saintes.

This page in French: Visiter Chaniers

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