Echillais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Echillais in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Rochefort at 5 km from Echillais

Visit Echillais: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 5 km and Brouage at 11 km.

Echillais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 11 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brouage guide


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

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

See Fouras guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west-south-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand...

See La Tremblade guide


at 21 km (direction east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide


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

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide


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

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 25 km (direction south-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide


at 27 km (direction north-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 30 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Ile d'Oleron guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along...

See Royan guide

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Map of places to visit near Echillais


Markets in and near Echillais

Market days in Echillais: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (0km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (5km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (16km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (16km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (20km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (21km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (22km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)

More information about Echillais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Echillais, France

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


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) (27km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (31km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (15km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (28km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (36km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (11km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (23km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (25km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (31km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (33km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (35km)
  • Forêt de Benon (37km)
  • Pointe de Grave (42km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (45km)
  • Forêt de Pons (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (29km)
  • Zoodyssée (51km)

Geography and distances

Echillais is in the west of France at 33 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Echillais is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Echillais

Canton: Saint-Agnant

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17620

Distance to Echillais

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 33 km

from Paris: 412 km

from Calais: 598 km

from Nice: 693 km

from Bordeaux: 122 km

from Strasbourg: 721 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 Echillais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaugeay, Rochefort, Saint-Agnant, Saint-Hippolyte, Sainte-Radegonde, Soubise, Tonnay-Charente and Trizay.

This page in French: Visiter Echillais