Forges tourism and travel guide

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Visit Forges: highlights and tourist information

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Forges is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 20 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Forges is 391 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 11 km and Chatelaillon-Plage at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Forges, 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 Forges 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 Forges

Markets in and near Forges

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (11km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (15km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (18km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (19km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (20km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (21km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (30km)

More information about Forges, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Forges, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (20km)

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) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (38km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (42km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (45km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (33km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (36km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (38km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (14km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (22km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (31km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (40km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (46km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (60km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (39km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Forges

Canton: Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17290

Distance to Forges

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 20 km

from Paris: 391 km

from Calais: 575 km

from Nice: 696 km

from Bordeaux: 143 km

from Strasbourg: 707 km

Getting here

Forges 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 Forges from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis, Ardillieres, Ballon, Chambon, Cire-d'Aunis, Landrais, Le Thou, Saint-Christophe, Saint-Medard-d'Aunis and Virson.

This page in French: Visiter Forges