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Charron tourism and travel guide

Photo of Charron in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Marans at 9 km from Charron

Visit Charron: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Marans at 9 km and La Rochelle at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Charron, 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 Charron in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 9 km (direction east)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 16 km (direction south-south-west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the...

See La Rochelle towers guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the...

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and...

See Ile de Re guide

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

Map of places to visit near Charron


Markets in and near Charron

  • Marans: market Tuesday (9km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (16km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (18km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (20km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (24km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (25km)

More information about Charron, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Charron, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (36km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (25km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (29km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (29km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (29km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (36km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (22km)
  • Forêt de Benon (27km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (36km)

Geography and distances

Charron is in the west of France at 16 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Charron is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Charron

Canton: Marans

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17230

Distance to Charron

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 16 km

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 719 km

from Bordeaux: 168 km

from Strasbourg: 712 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 Charron from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Esnandes.

This page in French: Visiter Charron

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