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Cire-d'Aunis tourism and travel guide

Photo of Cire-d'Aunis in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Chatelaillon-Plage at 12 km from Cire-d'Aunis

Visit Cire-d'Aunis: highlights and tourist information

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Cire-d'Aunis is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatelaillon-Plage at 12 km and Rochefort at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Cire-d'Aunis, 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 Cire-d'Aunis in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Seaside resort at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Fouras guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


Island at 19 km (direction west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 21 km (direction west-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 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 21 km (direction west-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 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 25 km (direction south-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial...

See Brouage guide


at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section...

See Marans guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide

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

Map of places to visit near Cire-d'Aunis


Markets in and near Cire-d'Aunis

  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (13km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (13km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (15km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (18km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (21km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (29km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (29km)

More information about Cire-d'Aunis, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Cire-d'Aunis, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (34km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (42km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (42km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (28km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (31km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (20km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (25km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (28km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (34km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (40km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (46km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (43km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (45km)

Geography and distances

Cire-d'Aunis is in the west of France at 20 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Cire-d'Aunis is 397 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cire-d'Aunis

Canton: Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17290

Distance to Cire-d'Aunis

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 397 km

from Calais: 581 km

from Nice: 697 km

from Bordeaux: 138 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 Cire-d'Aunis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ardillieres, Ballon, Croix-Chapeau, Forges, Landrais, Le Thou and Thaire.

This page in French: Visiter Cire-d'Aunis

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