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Paille tourism and travel guide

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Visit Paille: highlights and tourist information

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Paille is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 61 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Paille is 380 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


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

Map of places to visit near Paille

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)

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)

Geography and distances

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

Paille 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 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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