Retaud tourism and travel guide

Photo of Retaud in Charente-Maritime

Visit Retaud: highlights and tourist information

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Retaud is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 63 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Retaud is 423 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 10 km and Pons at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Retaud, 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 Retaud 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 Retaud

Markets in and near Retaud

  • Cozes: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (16km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (18km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (22km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (24km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (26km)

More information about Retaud, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Retaud, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Retaud.

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)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (17km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (27km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (47km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (54km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Pons (18km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (22km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (23km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (25km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (29km)
  • Pointe de Grave (30km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (33km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (38km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (39km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (34km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Retaud

Canton: Gémozac

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17460

Distance to Retaud

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 423 km

from Calais: 616 km

from Nice: 669 km

from Bordeaux: 94 km

from Strasbourg: 717 km

Getting here

Retaud 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 Retaud from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chermignac, Luchat, Montpellier-de-Medillan, Pessines, Pisany, Rioux, Tesson, Thenac, Thezac and Varzay.

This page in French: Visiter Retaud