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La Couarde-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Couarde-sur-Mer in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Ile de Re at 1 km from La Couarde-sur-Mer

Visit La Couarde-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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La Couarde-sur-Mer is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 21 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Couarde-sur-Mer is 410 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile de Re at 1 km and Saint-Martin-de-Re at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Couarde-sur-Mer, 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 La Couarde-sur-Mer 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 La Couarde-sur-Mer


Markets in and near La Couarde-sur-Mer

Market days in La Couarde-sur-Mer: seasonal market: every day;

  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (3km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (7km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (7km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (12km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Saint Denis d'Oleron: market Monday (18km)
  • La Bree-les-Bains: market every day - seasonal market only (21km)

More information about La Couarde-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Couarde-sur-Mer, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (18km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (29km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (46km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (43km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (42km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: La Couarde-sur-Mer

Canton: Ars-en-Ré

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17670

Distance to La Couarde-sur-Mer

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 21 km

from Paris: 410 km

from Calais: 581 km

from Nice: 737 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 739 km

Getting here

La Couarde-sur-Mer 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 La Couarde-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ile de Re, Le Bois-Plage-en-Re, Les Portes-en-Re, Loix and Saint-Martin-de-Re.

This page in French: Visiter La Couarde-sur-Mer

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