Medis tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Royan at 6 km from Medis

Visit Medis: highlights and tourist information

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Medis 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 Medis in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Royan at 6 km and Mornac-sur-Seudre at 9 km.

Medis, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Royan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 10 km (direction south)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Talmont guide
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Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Palmyre guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Brouage guide


at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and has been...

See Montalivet guide


at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide

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Map of places to visit near Medis


Markets in and near Medis

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (4km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (5km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (5km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (5km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (8km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (8km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (9km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (10km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (16km)

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Tourist attractions near Medis, France

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

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) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (39km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (24km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (31km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (43km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (5km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (7km)
  • Pointe de Grave (14km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (22km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (22km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (24km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (30km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (32km)
  • Forêt de Pons (33km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (16km)

Geography and distances

Medis is in the west of France at 59 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Medis is 436 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Medis

Canton: Saujon

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17600

Distance to Medis

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 436 km

from Calais: 625 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 95 km

from Strasbourg: 735 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 Medis from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chay, Royan, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan, Saujon and Semussac.

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