La Vallee tourism and travel guide

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Visit La Vallee: highlights and tourist information

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La Vallee is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 38 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: La Vallee is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 11 km and Saint-Savinien at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Vallee, 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 Vallee 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 Vallee

Markets in and near La Vallee

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (11km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (24km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (25km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (25km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (27km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)

More information about La Vallee, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near La Vallee, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting La Vallee.

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (38km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (19km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (9km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (36km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (19km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (31km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (32km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (34km)
  • Forêt de Benon (35km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (36km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (37km)
  • Forêt de Pons (41km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (42km)
  • Pointe de Grave (43km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (34km)
  • Zoodyssée (44km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: La Vallee

Canton: Saint-Porchaire

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17250

Distance to La Vallee

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 596 km

from Nice: 684 km

from Bordeaux: 119 km

from Strasbourg: 714 km

Getting here

La Vallee 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 Vallee from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beurlay, Bords, Cabariot, Champdolent, Geay, Romegoux, Saint-Hippolyte, Sainte-Radegonde, Tonnay-Charente and Trizay.

This page in French: Visiter La Vallee