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Meschers-sur-Gironde tourism and travel guide

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Visit Meschers-sur-Gironde: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can also see troglodyte cave dwellings

Meschers-sur-Gironde is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Meschers-sur-Gironde. For detailed visitor information see the Meschers-sur-Gironde travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Le Verdon-sur-Mer at 8 km and Royan at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Meschers-sur-Gironde, 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 Meschers-sur-Gironde in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Talmont guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 8 km (direction west), in the Gironde department

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

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Royan guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction west-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


at 16 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 23 km (direction north-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but...

See La Palmyre guide


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

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

See Montalivet guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide


at 28 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can see...

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 32 km (direction east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a...

See Pons guide


at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial...

See Brouage guide

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

Map of places to visit near Meschers-sur-Gironde


Markets in and near Meschers-sur-Gironde

Market days in Meschers-sur-Gironde: seasonal market: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday;

  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (6km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (11km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (13km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (23km)

Hotels near Meschers-sur-Gironde

More information about Meschers-sur-Gironde, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Meschers-sur-Gironde, France

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

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) (33km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (24km)
  • La Roche Courbon (32km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Suzac (3km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (6km)
  • Pointe de Grave (8km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (27km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (27km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (29km)
  • Forêt de Pons (32km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (34km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (22km)

Geography and distances

Meschers-sur-Gironde is in the west of France at 69 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Meschers-sur-Gironde is 443 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Meschers-sur-Gironde

Canton: Cozes

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17132

Distance to Meschers-sur-Gironde

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 69 km

from Paris: 443 km

from Calais: 634 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 86 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 Meschers-sur-Gironde from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Semussac and Talmont.

This page in French: Visiter Meschers-sur-Gironde

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