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Paille tourism and travel guide

Photo of Paille in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Jean d'Angely at 12 km from Paille

Visit Paille: highlights and tourist information

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Paille is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 12 km and Saint-Savinien at 25 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Paille, 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 Paille in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
Saint-Savinien

Saint-Savinien

at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River,...

See Saint-Savinien guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Melle

Melle

at 32 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three roman...

See Melle guide
 
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Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 33 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
Saintes

Saintes

at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saintes guide
Cognac

Cognac

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre,...

See Cognac guide
Tusson

Tusson

at 36 km (direction east), in the Charente department

Tusson is a very typical town of the Charente and...

See Tusson guide
Niort

Niort

at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 38 km (direction north-north-west)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Jarnac

Jarnac

at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the...

See Jarnac guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide
Rochefort

Rochefort

at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Saint-Simon

Saint-Simon

at 45 km (direction south-east), in the Charente department

In the Charente town of Saint-Simon you will enjoy a stroll...

See Saint-Simon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Paille

 
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Markets in and near Paille

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (5km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (15km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (22km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (28km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (30km)
  • Melle: market Friday (32km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (33km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (37km)
  • Jarnac: market every day except Monday (38km)
  • Sauze-Vaussais: market Thursday (42km)

Hotels near Paille

More information about Paille, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Paille, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (9km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (19km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (25km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (32km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (45km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (50km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Trois-Palis) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Michel (Saint-Michel) (55km)
  • Eglise de Saint Estèphe (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Cybard (Roullet-Saint-Estephe) (57km)
  • Cathédrale Saint Pierre (Angouleme) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Jean-Baptiste (La Couronne) (57km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vincent (Puymoyen) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (32km)
  • La Roche Courbon (36km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (36km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (30km)
  • Forêt de Benon (38km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (17km)
 
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Geography and distances

Paille is in the west of France at 61 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Paille is 380 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Paille

Canton: Aulnay

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17470

Distance to Paille

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 61 km

from Paris: 380 km

from Calais: 576 km

from Nice: 655 km

from Bordeaux: 129 km

from Strasbourg: 678 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 Paille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antezant-la-Chapelle, Aulnay, Cherbonnieres, Les Eglises-d'Argenteuil, Nuaille-sur-Boutonne, Poursay-Garnaud, Saint-Martin-de-Juillers, Saint-Pardoult, Saint-Pierre-de-Juillers and Vervant.

This page in French: Visiter Paille

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