Chives tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chives: highlights and tourist information

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Chives is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 82 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Chives is 372 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Tusson at 15 km and Ruffec at 26 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chives, 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 Chives 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 Chives

Markets in and near Chives

  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (17km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (18km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (18km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (21km)
  • Ruffec: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (26km)
  • Melle: market Friday (29km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Lezay: market Tuesday (35km)

More information about Chives, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Chives, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chives.

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Abbey Saint-Sauveur de Charroux (46km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint André (Ruffec) (27km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (Coulgens) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Saint-Pierre-d'Exideuil) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Civray) (39km)
  • Eglise de Genouillé (Genouille) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (41km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre (Chatain) (45km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (45km)
  • Abbaye Bénédictine (Charroux) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin monastique médiéval (15km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (29km)
  • Parc et jardin de l’Abrègement (32km)
  • Logis de Forge (49km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (32km)
  • Forêt de Pons (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (29km)
  • Vallée des singes (monkeys) (45km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chives

Canton: Aulnay

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17510

Distance to Chives

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 82 km

from Paris: 372 km

from Calais: 574 km

from Nice: 635 km

from Bordeaux: 130 km

from Strasbourg: 662 km

Getting here

Chives 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 Chives from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Barbezieres, Bazauges, Couture-d'Argenson, Fontaine-Chalendray, Les Gours, Lupsault, Romazieres, Saleignes and Villiers-Couture.

This page in French: Visiter Chives