Echillais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Echillais in Charente-Maritime

Visit Echillais: highlights and tourist information

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Echillais is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 33 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Echillais is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 5 km and Brouage at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Echillais, 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 Echillais 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 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

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (32km)

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

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

Echillais 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 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