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Esnandes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Esnandes in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of La Rochelle at 11 km from Esnandes

Visit Esnandes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Rochelle at 11 km and La Rochelle aquarium at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Esnandes, 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 Esnandes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 12 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Marans guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


at 20 km (direction west)

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in...

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing...

See Lucon guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 23 km (direction west)

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy...

See Ile de Re guide


Island at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide

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

Map of places to visit near Esnandes


Markets in and near Esnandes

  • La Rochelle: market every day (11km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (13km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (16km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (19km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (20km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (22km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Esnandes, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Esnandes, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (38km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (32km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (31km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (35km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (35km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (23km)
  • Forêt de Benon (26km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (41km)

Geography and distances

Esnandes is in the west of France at 10 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Esnandes is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Esnandes

Canton: Rochelle 5e Canton

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17137

Distance to Esnandes

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 566 km

from Nice: 717 km

from Bordeaux: 163 km

from Strasbourg: 715 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 Esnandes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Charron, Marsilly, Nieul-sur-Mer, Saint-Xandre and Villedoux.

This page in French: Visiter Esnandes

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