Plassay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Plassay in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Savinien at 8 km from Plassay

Visit Plassay: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Plassay in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 8 km and Saintes at 10 km.

Plassay, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction north-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien also has...

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 10 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saintes guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

Rochefort is an attractive 18th century town with a famous corderie, where ropes and...

See Rochefort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very pleasant to...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 27 km (direction west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel, dating from...

See Brouage guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that is a...

See Pons guide


at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west-south-west)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along the seafront...

See Royan guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 33 km (direction west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand dunes...

See La Tremblade guide


at 34 km (direction south-west)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can also see...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an important centre...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk and lots...

See Cognac guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in Fouras, be sure to also...

See Fouras guide

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Map of places to visit near Plassay


Markets in and near Plassay

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (23km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (23km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (28km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (30km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (31km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (31km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (31km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (32km)

More information about Plassay, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Plassay, France

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


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) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (13km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (5km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (43km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (47km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (53km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (64km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (27km)
  • Forêt de Pons (30km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (30km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (32km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (33km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (39km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (40km)
  • Pointe de Grave (41km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (42km)
  • Forêt de Benon (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (37km)
  • Zoodyssée (44km)

Geography and distances

Plassay is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Plassay is 410 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Plassay

Canton: Saint-Porchaire

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17250

Distance to Plassay

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 410 km

from Calais: 601 km

from Nice: 673 km

from Bordeaux: 110 km

from Strasbourg: 710 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 Plassay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Crazannes, Ecurat, Geay, Les Essards, Port-d'Envaux, Saint-Porchaire and Soulignonne.

This page in French: Visiter Plassay