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Marsais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Marsais in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Surgeres at 12 km from Marsais

Visit Marsais: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 12 km and Marais Poitevin at 19 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Marsais, 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 Marsais in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Surgeres

Surgeres

at 12 km (direction west)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 19 km (direction west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes,...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction south-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide
 
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Niort

Niort

at 25 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does...

See Niort guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 28 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 29 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 34 km (direction north-north-west), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Marans

Marans

at 36 km (direction west-north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Melle

Melle

at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide

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

Map of places to visit near Marsais

 
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Markets in and near Marsais

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (12km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (23km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (24km)
  • Benet: market Monday (27km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (29km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (35km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (35km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (36km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (36km)

More information about Marsais, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Marsais, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (27km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (28km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (29km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (41km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (37km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (16km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (26km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (16km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Marsais is in the west of France at 42 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Marsais is 376 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Marsais

Canton: Surgères

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17700

Distance to Marsais

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 376 km

from Calais: 566 km

from Nice: 675 km

from Bordeaux: 143 km

from Strasbourg: 685 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 Marsais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Doeuil-sur-le-Mignon, Migre, Priaires, Saint-Felix, Saint-Saturnin-du-Bois and Usseau.

This page in French: Visiter Marsais

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