Landes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Landes: highlights and tourist information

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Landes is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 47 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Landes is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Landes, 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 Landes 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 Landes

Markets in and near Landes

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (17km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (20km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (26km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (29km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (32km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (33km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (38km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (38km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (39km)

More information about Landes, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Landes, France

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

Aquarium

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) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (26km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (27km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (41km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (43km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (24km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (28km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (36km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (38km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (40km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (23km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (56km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Landes

Canton: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17380

Distance to Landes

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 580 km

from Nice: 670 km

from Bordeaux: 129 km

from Strasbourg: 692 km

Getting here

Landes 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 Landes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 13 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chantemerle-sur-la-Soie, Courant, La Benate, La Vergne, Lozay, Nachamps, Puyrolland, Saint-Denis-du-Pin, Saint-Jean-d'Angely, Saint-Loup, Ternant, Torxe and Voissay.

This page in French: Visiter Landes