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Chives tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chives in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Tusson at 15 km from Chives

Visit Chives: highlights and tourist information

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

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

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!

Tusson

Tusson

at 15 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and has several...

See Tusson guide
Ruffec

Ruffec

at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Charente department

The highlight in the quiet town of Ruffec is the...

See Ruffec guide
Verteuil-sur-Charente

Verteuil-sur-Charente

at 28 km (direction east), in the Charente department

At Verteuil-sur-Charente you will enjoy a stroll along the banks...

See Verteuil-sur-Charente guide
Bayers

Bayers

at 28 km (direction east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de Bayers is the principal monument here,...

See Bayers guide
 
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Melle

Melle

at 29 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 30 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 31 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Jarnac guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 33 km (direction south-west), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 34 km (direction south), in the Charente department

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

See Saint-Simon guide
Nanteuil-en-Vallee

Nanteuil-en-Vallee

at 35 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Here at Nanteuil-en-Vallee it is the Nanteuil Abbey and Treasury...

See Nanteuil-en-Vallee guide
Angouleme

Angouleme

at 39 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Angouleme is one of our favourite Charente towns, with several interesting...

See Angouleme guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Chateau de La Rochefoucauld

Castle at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

The Chateau de La Rochefoucauld is the most important castle in...

See Chateau de La Rochefoucauld guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chives

 
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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

What to do at Chives? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Chives is in the west of France at 82 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Chives is 372 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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