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Saint-Savinien tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Savinien: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien also has a few historic sites of interest

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Saint-Savinien. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Savinien travel guide.

Saint-Savinien is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 48 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Savinien is 402 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 15 km and Rochefort at 23 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Savinien, 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-Savinien 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-Savinien

Markets in and near Saint-Savinien

  • Echillais: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (23km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (26km)
  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (28km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (30km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (30km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (34km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (35km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)

More information about Saint-Savinien, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Savinien, France

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


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) (7km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (20km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (36km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (42km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (10km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (55km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (31km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (31km)
  • Forêt de Pons (35km)
  • Forêt de Benon (37km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (39km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (40km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (43km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (43km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (48km)
  • Pointe de Grave (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (37km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (43km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Savinien

Canton: Saint-Savinien

Arrondissement: Saint-Jean-d'Angély

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17350

Distance to Saint-Savinien

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 48 km

from Paris: 402 km

from Calais: 594 km

from Nice: 672 km

from Bordeaux: 116 km

from Strasbourg: 703 km

Getting here

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

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annepont, Archingeay, Bignay, Crazannes, Grandjean, Le Mung, Les Nouillers, Port-d'Envaux, Taillant and Taillebourg.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Savinien

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