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Le Gua tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Gua in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Mornac-sur-Seudre at 7 km from Le Gua

Visit Le Gua: highlights and tourist information

To Visit  Attractions 

Le Gua is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Mornac-sur-Seudre at 7 km and Royan at 13 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Gua, 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 Le Gua in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 7 km (direction west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south-west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also...

See Royan guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 16 km (direction west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but...

See La Palmyre guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand...

See La Tremblade guide


at 17 km (direction north-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications...

See Brouage guide


at 19 km (direction south)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby,...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction south)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well...

See Talmont guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


at 24 km (direction east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an...

See Saintes guide


at 24 km (direction east)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie,...

See Rochefort guide


at 27 km (direction east-north-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente...

See Saint-Savinien guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction north-north-west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras,...

See Fouras guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Le Gua


Markets in and near Le Gua

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (6km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (13km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (14km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (14km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (16km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (16km)

More information about Le Gua, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Le Gua, France

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

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

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (32km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (16km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (37km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (37km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (14km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (16km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (17km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (20km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (23km)
  • Pointe de Grave (23km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (26km)
  • Forêt de Pons (35km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (18km)

Geography and distances

Le Gua is in the west of France at 51 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Le Gua is 428 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Gua

Canton: Marennes

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17600

Distance to Le Gua

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 428 km

from Calais: 617 km

from Nice: 686 km

from Bordeaux: 103 km

from Strasbourg: 729 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 Le Gua from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Nancras, Nieulle-sur-Seudre, Sablonceaux, Saint-Sornin, Sainte-Gemme and Saujon.

This page in French: Visiter Le Gua

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