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Saint-Palais-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Palais-sur-Mer in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Royan at 6 km from Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Visit Saint-Palais-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Royan at 6 km and Mornac-sur-Seudre at 9 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, 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-Palais-sur-Mer in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Seaside resort at 6 km (direction east-south-east)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along...

See Royan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-east)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Palmyre guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide


at 15 km (direction east-south-east)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Seaside resort at 15 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for...

See Talmont guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Brouage guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and has been...

See Montalivet guide


at 34 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Rochefort guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 35 km (direction north-west)

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

See Ile d'Oleron guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Palais-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (3km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (3km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (6km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (9km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (13km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (14km)

Hotels near Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

More information about Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Palais-sur-Mer, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (31km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (37km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (38km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (48km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (9km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (11km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (12km)
  • Pointe de Grave (13km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (14km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (23km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (24km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (41km)
  • Forêt de Pons (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (7km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is in the west of France at 57 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Palais-sur-Mer is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

Canton: Royan-Ouest

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17420

Distance to Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 695 km

from Bordeaux: 99 km

from Strasbourg: 744 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-Palais-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breuillet, Royan, Saint-Augustin and Vaux-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Palais-sur-Mer

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