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Puyravault tourism and travel guide

Photo of Puyravault in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Surgeres at 6 km from Puyravault

Visit Puyravault: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 6 km and Chatelaillon-Plage at 22 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Puyravault, 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 Puyravault in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


at 24 km (direction north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide


at 24 km (direction south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 27 km (direction west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 27 km (direction west)

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

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 27 km (direction west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the...

See La Rochelle towers guide


Seaside resort at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Fouras guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the...

See Maillezais abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide


at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide

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

Map of places to visit near Puyravault


Markets in and near Puyravault

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (6km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (23km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (24km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (25km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (27km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Benet: market Monday (31km)

More information about Puyravault, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Puyravault, France

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


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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (23km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (32km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (41km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (35km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (44km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (8km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (18km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (37km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (47km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (52km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (32km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (42km)

Geography and distances

Puyravault is in the west of France at 26 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Puyravault is 385 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Puyravault

Canton: Surgères

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17700

Distance to Puyravault

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 385 km

from Calais: 570 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 699 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 Puyravault from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouhet, Chambon, Pere, Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Surgeres and Vouhe.

This page in French: Visiter Puyravault

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