Nieul-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Nieul-sur-Mer in Charente-Maritime

Visit Nieul-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Nieul-sur-Mer is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 5 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Nieul-sur-Mer is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include La Rochelle at 6 km and La Rochelle aquarium at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Nieul-sur-Mer, 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-sur-Mer 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-sur-Mer

Markets in and near Nieul-sur-Mer

  • La Rochelle: market every day (6km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (8km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (10km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (14km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (16km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (17km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (17km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (20km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (25km)

More information about Nieul-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Nieul-sur-Mer, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (6km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (37km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (37km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (44km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (46km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (56km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (25km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (31km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (39km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (40km)
  • La Roche Courbon (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (28km)
  • Forêt de Benon (29km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (40km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (46km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Nieul-sur-Mer

Canton: Rochelle 9e Canton

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17137

Distance to Nieul-sur-Mer

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 5 km

from Paris: 395 km

from Calais: 572 km

from Nice: 719 km

from Bordeaux: 159 km

from Strasbourg: 720 km

Getting here

Nieul-sur-Mer 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-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Esnandes, La Rochelle, Lagord, Marsilly, Perigny, Puilboreau and Saint-Xandre.

This page in French: Visiter Nieul-sur-Mer