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Ferrieres tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Marans at 14 km from Ferrieres

Visit Ferrieres: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Marans at 14 km and Surgeres at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ferrieres, 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 Ferrieres in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 14 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Marans guide


at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 19 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 21 km (direction east-north-east)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 24 km (direction west-south-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 24 km (direction west-south-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 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


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

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 27 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See Fouras guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ferrieres


Markets in and near Ferrieres

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (4km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (16km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (23km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (24km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (25km)
  • Benet: market Monday (25km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (27km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (32km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (32km)

More information about Ferrieres, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ferrieres, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (24km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (38km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (43km)
  • La Roche Courbon (45km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (46km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (6km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (8km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (45km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (33km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)

Geography and distances

Ferrieres is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ferrieres is 379 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ferrieres

Canton: Courçon

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17170

Distance to Ferrieres

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 379 km

from Calais: 562 km

from Nice: 698 km

from Bordeaux: 156 km

from Strasbourg: 698 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 Ferrieres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Anais, Benon, Courcon, Le Gue-d'Allere, Nuaille-d'Aunis, Saint-Cyr-du-Doret, Saint-Jean-de-Liversay and Saint-Sauveur-d'Aunis.

This page in French: Visiter Ferrieres

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