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

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.

Ile-d'Aix is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 17 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Ile-d'Aix is 412 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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)

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

Tourist attractions near Ile-d'Aix, France

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.


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (16km)

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

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

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

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This page in French: Visiter Ile-d'Aix