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Les Essards tourism and travel guide

Photo of Les Essards in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 11 km from Les Essards

Visit Les Essards: highlights and tourist information

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Les Essards is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 11 km and Saint-Savinien at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Les Essards, 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 Les Essards in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saintes

Saintes

at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 12 km (direction north-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide
 
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Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 25 km (direction north-east)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Brouage

Brouage

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel,...

See Brouage guide
Royan

Royan

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Royan guide
Pons

Pons

at 28 km (direction south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west)

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

See La Tremblade guide
Meschers-sur-Gironde

Meschers-sur-Gironde

at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Talmont

Talmont

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Talmont guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 31 km (direction west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide
Ronce-les-Bains

Ronce-les-Bains

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
Fouras

Fouras

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fouras guide

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

Map of places to visit near Les Essards

 
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Markets in and near Les Essards

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (19km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (23km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (27km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (28km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (29km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)

Hotels near Les Essards

More information about Les Essards, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Les Essards, France

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

Aquarium

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) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (17km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (4km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (40km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (25km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (28km)
  • Forêt de Pons (28km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (29km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (32km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (35km)
  • Pointe de Grave (37km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (37km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (37km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (34km)
  • Zoodyssée (48km)
 
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Geography and distances

Les Essards is in the west of France at 51 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Les Essards is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Essards

Canton: Saint-Porchaire

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17250

Distance to Les Essards

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 605 km

from Nice: 675 km

from Bordeaux: 107 km

from Strasbourg: 713 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 Les Essards from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balanzac, Corme-Royal, Plassay, Port-d'Envaux, Saint-Georges-Des-Coteaux, Saint-Porchaire and Soulignonne.

This page in French: Visiter Les Essards

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