Les Mathes tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of La Palmyre at 0 km from Les Mathes

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

Attractions in Les Mathes

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best known for its very popular zoo: La Palmyre

Tourist classifications for Les Mathes include "zoo or wildlife park".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Les Mathes in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include La Palmyre at 0 km and La Tremblade at 6 km.

Les Mathes, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Palmyre

La Palmyre

less than one km (direction north-east)

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

See La Palmyre guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 6 km (direction north-east)

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

See La Tremblade guide


Seaside resort at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
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Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south-east)

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

See Royan guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Brouage guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gironde department

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

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

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

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide


at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 26 km (direction north-west)

It is usually the beaches that attract visitors to Ile d'Oleron, but...

See Ile d'Oleron guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction south-east)

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

See Talmont guide


at 29 km (direction north-east)

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

See Rochefort guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fouras guide


Island at 33 km (direction north-east)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike,...

See Ile-d'Aix guide

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Map of places to visit near Les Mathes


Markets in and near Les Mathes

Market days in Les Mathes: weekly market: every day except Monday;

  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (0km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (3km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (6km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (8km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (12km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (14km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (14km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (17km)

More information about Les Mathes, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Les Mathes, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (28km)
  • La Roche Courbon (31km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (39km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (47km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (5km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (7km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (15km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (16km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (17km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (20km)
  • Pointe de Grave (22km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (49km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Les Mathes is in the west of France at 49 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Les Mathes is 437 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Mathes

Canton: Tremblade

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17570

Distance to Les Mathes

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 437 km

from Calais: 623 km

from Nice: 701 km

from Bordeaux: 108 km

from Strasbourg: 744 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 Mathes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arvert, Etaules and Saint-Augustin.

This page in French: Visiter Les Mathes


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