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La Laigne tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Laigne: highlights and tourist information

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La Laigne is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Laigne is 375 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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

La Laigne 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 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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