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Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Rochefort at 7 km from Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente

Visit Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 7 km and Fouras at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente, 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-Nazaire-sur-Charente in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Rochefort

Rochefort

at 7 km (direction east)

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

See Rochefort guide
Fouras

Fouras

Seaside resort at 7 km (direction north-west)

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

See Fouras guide
Brouage

Brouage

at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Brouage guide
Ile-d'Aix

Ile-d'Aix

Island at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide
 
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Chatelaillon-Plage

Chatelaillon-Plage

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
Ronce-les-Bains

Ronce-les-Bains

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand...

See La Tremblade guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 22 km (direction west)

It is usually the beaches that attract visitors to Ile d'Oleron, but...

See Ile d'Oleron guide
Mornac-sur-Seudre

Mornac-sur-Seudre

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 26 km (direction north-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 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 26 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente

  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (6km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (6km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (12km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (12km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (16km)
  • Dolus-d'Oleron: market every day except Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (17km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (20km)
  • Saint Pierre d'Oleron: market every day (20km)

Hotels near Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente

More information about Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente, France

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

Aquarium

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) (35km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (39km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (20km)
  • La Roche Courbon (24km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (28km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (10km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (18km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (24km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (30km)
  • Forêt de Benon (36km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (37km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (40km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (44km)
  • Forêt de Pons (56km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (29km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente is in the west of France at 26 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente is 413 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente

Canton: Saint-Agnant

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17780

Distance to Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 26 km

from Paris: 413 km

from Calais: 597 km

from Nice: 701 km

from Bordeaux: 128 km

from Strasbourg: 726 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-Nazaire-sur-Charente from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fouras, Moeze, Port-Des-Barques, Saint-Froult, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Pree, Soubise and Vergeroux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Nazaire-sur-Charente

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