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Ile-d'Aix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Ile-d'Aix in Charente-Maritime

Visit Ile-d'Aix: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike, known for its association with Napoleon

Ile-d'Aix is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ile-d'Aix. For detailed visitor information see the Ile-d'Aix travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatelaillon-Plage at 10 km and La Rochelle at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Ile-d'Aix, 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 Ile-d'Aix in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Seaside resort at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fouras guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 16 km (direction north-east)

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 16 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

It is usually the beaches that attract visitors to Ile d'Oleron, but...

See Ile d'Oleron guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie, where...

See Rochefort guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel,...

See Brouage guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction north-west)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction south)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 26 km (direction north-west)

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand...

See La Tremblade guide

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

Map of places to visit near Ile-d'Aix


Markets in and near Ile-d'Aix

  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (7km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (9km)
  • Saint Pierre d'Oleron: market every day (13km)
  • Dolus-d'Oleron: market every day except Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • La Bree-les-Bains: market every day - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (14km)
  • Saint Denis d'Oleron: market Monday (16km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (16km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (18km)

Hotels near Ile-d'Aix

More information about Ile-d'Aix, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Ile-d'Aix, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (53km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (47km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (52km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (13km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (16km)
  • La Roche Courbon (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (19km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (20km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (29km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (35km)
  • Forêt de Benon (37km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (41km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (36km)

Geography and distances

Ile-d'Aix is in the west of France at 17 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ile-d'Aix is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ile-d'Aix

Canton: na

Arrondissement: na

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: na

Distance to Ile-d'Aix

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 412 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 713 km

from Bordeaux: 139 km

from Strasbourg: 730 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 Ile-d'Aix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Ile-d'Aix

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