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Chatelaillon-Plage tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy beach and a friendly atmosphere

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Chatelaillon-Plage. For detailed visitor information see the Chatelaillon-Plage travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chatelaillon-Plage in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fouras at 10 km and La Rochelle at 10 km.

Chatelaillon-Plage, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Island at 9 km (direction south-west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Fouras guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
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La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 10 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 10 km (direction north-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 10 km (direction north-west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 18 km (direction south-east)

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

See Rochefort guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide


at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Brouage guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

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

It is usually the beaches that attract visitors to Ile d'Oleron, but...

See Ile d'Oleron guide


at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 27 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Marans guide

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Markets in and near Chatelaillon-Plage

Market days in Chatelaillon-Plage: weekly market: Tuesday & Friday &;

  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (0km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (8km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (10km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (10km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (17km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (18km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (20km)
  • La Bree-les-Bains: market every day - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Saint Pierre d'Oleron: market every day (22km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (22km)

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Tourist attractions near Chatelaillon-Plage, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (38km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (49km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (50km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (22km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (23km)
  • La Roche Courbon (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (25km)
  • Forêt de Benon (28km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (29km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (32km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (37km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (43km)

Geography and distances

Chatelaillon-Plage is in the west of France at 11 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Chatelaillon-Plage is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chatelaillon-Plage

Canton: Aytré

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17340

Distance to Chatelaillon-Plage

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 11 km

from Paris: 403 km

from Calais: 584 km

from Nice: 709 km

from Bordeaux: 143 km

from Strasbourg: 722 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 Chatelaillon-Plage from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angoulins, Saint-Vivien and Salles-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Chatelaillon-Plage


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