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 de La Rochelle (46km)

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