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Port-Des-Barques tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Fouras at 5 km from Port-Des-Barques

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Port-Des-Barques 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 Port-Des-Barques in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fouras at 5 km and Rochefort at 9 km.

Port-Des-Barques, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 5 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Fouras guide


at 9 km (direction east)

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

See Rochefort guide


Island at 10 km (direction north-west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike,...

See Ile-d'Aix guide


at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Brouage guide
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Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south)

The seaside resort of Chatelaillon-Plage has a long sandy beach and a...

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 20 km (direction west)

It is usually the beaches that attract visitors to Ile d'Oleron, but...

See Ile d'Oleron guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 24 km (direction north-north-west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

See La Rochelle towers guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide

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Markets in and near Port-Des-Barques

  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (5km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (9km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (12km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (14km)
  • Dolus-d'Oleron: market every day except Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (15km)
  • Saint Pierre d'Oleron: market every day (18km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (20km)

More information about Port-Des-Barques, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Port-Des-Barques, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (38km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (42km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (18km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (25km)
  • La Roche Courbon (27km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (11km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (17km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (24km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (30km)
  • Forêt de Benon (37km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (38km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (41km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (43km)
  • Forêt de Pons (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (29km)

Geography and distances

Port-Des-Barques is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Port-Des-Barques is 414 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Port-Des-Barques

Canton: Saint-Agnant

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17730

Distance to Port-Des-Barques

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 414 km

from Calais: 597 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 129 km

from Strasbourg: 727 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 Port-Des-Barques from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fouras, Moeze, Saint-Froult, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Pree, Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente and Soubise.

This page in French: Visiter Port-Des-Barques


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