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Saint-Porchaire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Porchaire: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Porchaire is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 47 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Porchaire is 412 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 10 km and Saintes at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Porchaire, 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-Porchaire 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-Porchaire


Markets in and near Saint-Porchaire

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (20km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (20km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (25km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (28km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (28km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (29km)

More information about Saint-Porchaire, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Porchaire, France

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


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) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (16km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (40km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (45km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (0km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (43km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (23km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (29km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (30km)
  • Forêt de Pons (32km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (33km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (35km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (35km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (38km)
  • Pointe de Grave (38km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (41km)
  • Forêt de Benon (43km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (33km)
  • Zoodyssée (47km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Porchaire

Canton: Saint-Porchaire

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17250

Distance to Saint-Porchaire

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 412 km

from Calais: 603 km

from Nice: 677 km

from Bordeaux: 110 km

from Strasbourg: 713 km

Getting here

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

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beurlay, Geay, Les Essards, Plassay, Romegoux, Saint-Sulpice-d'Arnoult and Soulignonne.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Porchaire

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