La Chay tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Chay in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Meschers-sur-Gironde at 11 km from La Chay

Visit La Chay: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Chay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Meschers-sur-Gironde at 11 km and Royan at 11 km.

La Chay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along...

See Royan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction south)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for...

See Talmont guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
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Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide


at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brouage guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 28 km (direction east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide


at 31 km (direction north-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide

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Map of places to visit near La Chay


Markets in and near La Chay

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (4km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (8km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (10km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (13km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (13km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)

More information about La Chay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Chay, France

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

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

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (22km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (28km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (46km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (9km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (9km)
  • Pointe de Grave (17km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (26km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (27km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (27km)
  • Forêt de Pons (28km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (29km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (33km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (21km)

Geography and distances

La Chay is in the west of France at 61 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Chay is 433 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Chay

Canton: Saujon

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17600

Distance to La Chay

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 433 km

from Calais: 624 km

from Nice: 681 km

from Bordeaux: 93 km

from Strasbourg: 731 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 La Chay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corme-Ecluse, Grezac, Medis, Saint-Romain-de-Benet, Saujon and Semussac.

This page in French: Visiter La Chay


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