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Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Surgeres at 8 km from Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere

Visit Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 8 km and Saint-Jean d'Angely at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere, 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 Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 17 km (direction south)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 30 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Fouras guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to...

See Saintes guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide


at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Brouage guide


Island at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide


at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 37 km (direction west-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 37 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere


Markets in and near Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (9km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (23km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (28km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (30km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (30km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (35km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (35km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (37km)

Hotels near Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere, France

What to do at Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere.


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) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (31km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (35km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (38km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (43km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (25km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (48km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (20km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (31km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (35km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (44km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (47km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (50km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (27km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (53km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere is in the west of France at 37 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere

Canton: Tonnay-Boutonne

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17380

Distance to Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 578 km

from Nice: 679 km

from Bordeaux: 134 km

from Strasbourg: 697 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 Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annezay, Breuil-la-Reorte, Chervettes, Nachamps, Puyrolland, Saint-Crepin, Saint-Loup, Saint-Mard and Vandre.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere

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