Nieul-le-Virouil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nieul-le-Virouil in Charente-Maritime

Visit Nieul-le-Virouil: highlights and tourist information

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Nieul-le-Virouil is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 96 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Nieul-le-Virouil is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Jonzac at 9 km and Pons at 19 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nieul-le-Virouil, 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 Nieul-le-Virouil 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 Nieul-le-Virouil

Markets in and near Nieul-le-Virouil

  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (9km)
  • Montendre: market Thursday (17km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (19km)
  • Barbezieux-Saint-Hilaire: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (30km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Blaye: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (36km)
  • Cavignac: market Thursday (36km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (37km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (42km)

More information about Nieul-le-Virouil, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Nieul-le-Virouil, France

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

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Cave Pair-non-Pair (41km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (35km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (38km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (38km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (14km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (33km)
  • Parc du château Lanessan (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (10km)
  • Forêt de Pons (19km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (37km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (40km)
  • Bec d'Ambès (41km)
  • Pointe de Grave (42km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (43km)

Towns of Art and history


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nieul-le-Virouil

Canton: Mirambeau

Arrondissement: Jonzac

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17150

Distance to Nieul-le-Virouil

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 96 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 641 km

from Nice: 646 km

from Bordeaux: 64 km

from Strasbourg: 720 km

Getting here

Nieul-le-Virouil 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 Nieul-le-Virouil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Agudelle, Allas-Bocage, Consac, Guitinieres, Mirambeau, Saint-Dizant-du-Bois, Saint-Germain-de-Lusignan, Saint-Hilaire-du-Bois, Saint-Martial-de-Mirambeau, Saint-Sigismond-de-Clermont, Saint-Simon-de-Bordes and Semillac.

This page in French: Visiter Nieul-le-Virouil