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La Laigne tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Surgeres at 13 km from La Laigne

Visit La Laigne: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 13 km and Marais Poitevin at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Laigne, 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 Laigne in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 13 km (direction south)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge...

See Maillezais abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide


at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section...

See Marans guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 26 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide


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

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 31 km (direction west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 31 km (direction west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 31 km (direction west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 31 km (direction west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the...

See La Rochelle towers guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Laigne


Markets in and near La Laigne

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (5km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (12km)
  • Benet: market Monday (21km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (26km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (30km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (30km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (31km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (32km)

More information about La Laigne, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Laigne, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Jean-d'Angély, abbaye royale (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (35km)
  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (37km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (20km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (42km)
  • La Roche Courbon (44km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (49km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (52km)
  • La Guyonnière (57km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (2km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (11km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (47km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (29km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (33km)

Geography and distances

La Laigne is in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Laigne is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Laigne

Canton: Courçon

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17170

Distance to La Laigne

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 690 km

from Bordeaux: 154 km

from Strasbourg: 692 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 Laigne from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benon, Courcon, Cramchaban, La Greve-sur-Mignon, Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud and Saint-Pierre-d'Amilly.

This page in French: Visiter La Laigne

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