Saint-Martial tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Martial: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martial is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 56 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martial is 376 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 13 km and Surgeres at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Martial, 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-Martial 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 Saint-Martial

Markets in and near Saint-Martial

  • Aulnay: market Sunday (8km)
  • Brioux-sur-Boutonne: market Thursday (20km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (23km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (24km)
  • Chef-Boutonne: market Saturday (30km)
  • Melle: market Friday (30km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (30km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (35km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (37km)
  • Benet: market Monday (37km)

More information about Saint-Martial, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martial, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (11km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (22km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (31km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (42km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (42km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (42km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (47km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Lusignan) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (30km)
  • La Roche Courbon (36km)
  • Jardin monastique médiéval (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (31km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (37km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (11km)
 
 

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martial

Canton: Loulay

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17330

Distance to Saint-Martial

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 376 km

from Calais: 571 km

from Nice: 661 km

from Bordeaux: 135 km

from Strasbourg: 679 km

Getting here

Saint-Martial 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 Saint-Martial from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Blanzay-sur-Boutonne, Coivert, Dampierre-sur-Boutonne, La Croix-Comtesse, La Jarrie-Audouin, Le Vert, Loulay, Nuaille-sur-Boutonne, Saint-Pardoult, Saint-Severin-sur-Boutonne, Vergne and Villeneuve-la-Comtesse.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martial