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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 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 Couarde-sur-Mer in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile de Re at 1 km and Saint-Martin-de-Re at 4 km.

La Couarde-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 1 km (direction east-north-east)

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and some...

See Ile de Re guide


at 4 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide


Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction west)

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the Ile-de-Ré...

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La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction east)

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

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La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction east), in the Vendee department

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 21 km (direction east)

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

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La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 21 km (direction 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 21 km (direction 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 21 km (direction east)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

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La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 21 km (direction east)

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

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Seaside resort at 26 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

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Seaside resort at 28 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


Island at 28 km (direction south-east)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike,...

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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

La Couarde-sur-Mer is 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).

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

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.

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