Puy-du-Lac tourism and travel guide

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Visit Puy-du-Lac: highlights and tourist information

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Puy-du-Lac is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 39 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Puy-du-Lac is 396 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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.


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (39km)

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

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

Puy-du-Lac 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 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