Saint-Savinien tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 15 km and Rochefort at 23 km.

Saint-Savinien, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Saint-Jean d'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 14 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


at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saintes guide


at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 31 km (direction west)

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

See Brouage guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fouras guide


at 35 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Cognac has an extensive old twon and town centre, nice riverside walk...

See Cognac guide


at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pons guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide


Seaside resort at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 38 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 40 km (direction south-west)

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

See Royan guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Palmyre guide

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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)

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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

Saint-Savinien is in the west of France at 48 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Savinien is 402 kilometres from Paris).

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

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