La Ronde tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 10 km from La Ronde

Visit La Ronde: highlights and tourist information

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La Ronde 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 Ronde in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 10 km and Marans at 14 km.

La Ronde, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 10 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

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

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at 14 km (direction west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 16 km (direction east)

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

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

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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

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

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at 23 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 27 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east), in the Vendee department

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Map of places to visit near La Ronde


Markets in and near La Ronde

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (6km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Benet: market Monday (18km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (18km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (22km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (26km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (27km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (31km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (31km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)

More information about La Ronde, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Ronde, France

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


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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (5km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (9km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (17km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (32km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (38km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (53km)
  • La Guyonnière (54km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (2km)
  • Forêt de Benon (11km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (24km)
  • Zoodyssée (36km)

Geography and distances

La Ronde is in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Ronde is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Ronde

Canton: Courçon

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17170

Distance to La Ronde

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 370 km

from Calais: 553 km

from Nice: 697 km

from Bordeaux: 164 km

from Strasbourg: 691 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 Ronde from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Damvix, La Greve-sur-Mignon, Maille, Saint-Cyr-du-Doret, Saint-Jean-de-Liversay and Taugon.

This page in French: Visiter La Ronde


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