Saint-Porchaire tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Savinien at 10 km from Saint-Porchaire

Visit Saint-Porchaire: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Porchaire in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Savinien at 10 km and Saintes at 14 km.

Saint-Porchaire, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 10 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 14 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 23 km (direction west)

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

See Brouage guide
Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west)

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

See La Tremblade guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction south-west)

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

See Royan guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fouras guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Palmyre guide


at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 32 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 32 km (direction south-east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that...

See Pons guide

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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

Saint-Porchaire is in the west of France at 47 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Porchaire is 412 kilometres from Paris).

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

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