Brouage tourism and travel guide

Photo of Brouage in Charente-Maritime

Visit Brouage: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel, dating from the Napoleonic era

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Brouage. For detailed visitor information see the Brouage travel guide.

Brouage is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 35 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Brouage is 422 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include La Tremblade at 10 km and Rochefort at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Brouage, 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 Brouage 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 Brouage

Markets in and near Brouage

  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (5km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (10km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (13km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (16km)
  • Dolus-d'Oleron: market every day except Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (16km)

More information about Brouage, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Brouage, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (34km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (37km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (21km)
  • La Roche Courbon (23km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (31km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (0km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (12km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (15km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (21km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (28km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (31km)
  • Pointe de Grave (36km)
  • Forêt de Benon (46km)
  • Forêt de Pons (51km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (55km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (19km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Brouage

Canton: Marennes

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17320

Distance to Brouage

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 422 km

from Calais: 607 km

from Nice: 700 km

from Bordeaux: 119 km

from Strasbourg: 732 km

Getting here

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

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaugeay, Bourcefranc-le-Chapus, Marennes, Moeze and Saint-Just-Luzac.

This page in French: Visiter Brouage