Nancras tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nancras in Charente-Maritime

Visit Nancras: highlights and tourist information

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Nancras is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 51 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Nancras is 423 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Mornac-sur-Seudre at 12 km and Royan at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nancras, 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 Nancras in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Nancras

Markets in and near Nancras

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (9km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (17km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (18km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (19km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)

More information about Nancras, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Nancras, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Nancras.

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) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (11km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (37km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (40km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (50km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (18km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (19km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (20km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (25km)
  • Pointe de Grave (27km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (28km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (29km)
  • Forêt de Pons (32km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (36km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (23km)
  • Zoodyssée (58km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nancras

Canton: Saujon

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17600

Distance to Nancras

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 423 km

from Calais: 613 km

from Nice: 682 km

from Bordeaux: 104 km

from Strasbourg: 724 km

Getting here

Nancras is in the west of France. 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 Nancras from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Balanzac, Corme-Royal, Le Gua, Sablonceaux, Saint-Romain-de-Benet and Sainte-Gemme.

This page in French: Visiter Nancras