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Puy-du-Lac tourism and travel guide

Photo of Puy-du-Lac in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saint-Savinien at 10 km from Puy-du-Lac

Visit Puy-du-Lac: highlights and tourist information

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Puy-du-Lac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 10 km and Surgeres at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Puy-du-Lac, 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 Puy-du-Lac in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 16 km (direction east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an...

See Saintes guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in...

See Fouras guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications...

See Brouage guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Island at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 39 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 39 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle guide

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

Map of places to visit near Puy-du-Lac


Markets in and near Puy-du-Lac

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (16km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (19km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (19km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (28km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (30km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (30km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (34km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (35km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (35km)

More information about Puy-du-Lac, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Puy-du-Lac, France

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


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) (13km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (24km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (27km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (46km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (17km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (27km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (30km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (38km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (40km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (42km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (44km)
  • Forêt de Pons (45km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (45km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (47km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (33km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (46km)

Geography and distances

Puy-du-Lac is in the west of France at 39 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Puy-du-Lac is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Puy-du-Lac

Canton: Tonnay-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17380

Distance to Puy-du-Lac

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 39 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 586 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 126 km

from Strasbourg: 702 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 Puy-du-Lac from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annezay, Archingeay, Champdolent, Les Nouillers, Moragne, Saint-Coutant-le-Grand, Saint-Crepin and Tonnay-Boutonne.

This page in French: Visiter Puy-du-Lac

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