Loix tourism and travel guide

Photo of Loix in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Ile de Re at 3 km from Loix

Visit Loix: highlights and tourist information

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Ile de Re at 3 km and Saint-Martin-de-Re at 6 km.

Loix, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 3 km (direction south-east)

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and some...

See Ile de Re guide


at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide


Most Beautiful Village at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the Ile-de-Ré...

See Ars-en-Re guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction east-south-east)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vendee department

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 15 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

See La Rochelle towers guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 30 km (direction north-west), in the Vendee department

The small resort of Bourgenay has a port and a popular beach...

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Map of places to visit near Loix


Markets in and near Loix

  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (4km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (6km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (12km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (14km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (15km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (21km)
  • Saint Denis d'Oleron: market Monday (22km)

More information about Loix, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Loix, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (23km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (22km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (33km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (44km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (46km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (50km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (38km)

Geography and distances

Loix is in the west of France at 23 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Loix is 408 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Loix

Canton: Ars-en-Ré

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17111

Distance to Loix

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 408 km

from Calais: 578 km

from Nice: 740 km

from Bordeaux: 168 km

from Strasbourg: 739 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 Loix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Ars-en-Re, Ile de Re, La Couarde-sur-Mer, Le Bois-Plage-en-Re and Les Portes-en-Re.

This page in French: Visiter Loix