Saint-Vaize tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Vaize in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Saintes at 7 km from Saint-Vaize

Visit Saint-Vaize: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Vaize 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-Vaize in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 8 km.

Saint-Vaize, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction south)

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

See Saintes guide


at 8 km (direction north-west)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 17 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Pons guide


at 27 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

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

See Cognac guide


at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Rochefort 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 pleasant to...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 34 km (direction west)

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

See Brouage guide


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

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

See Royan guide


Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

See Talmont guide
Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 38 km (direction south-west)

The Church Sainte-Radegonde is a roman style church of the 12th century on the...

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide


at 38 km (direction south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente department

Visitors to Jarnac can explore the small old town, walk along the riverside, and...

See Jarnac guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Vaize


Markets in and near Saint-Vaize

  • Matha: market Tuesday, Friday and Saturday (25km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (26km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (27km)
  • Cognac: market Tuesday & Friday (27km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (28km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (29km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (30km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (32km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (34km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)

More information about Saint-Vaize, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Vaize, France

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


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) (8km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (9km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (28km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (12km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (43km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (24km)
  • Forêt de Pons (27km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (34km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (37km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (37km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (39km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (45km)
  • Forêt de Benon (45km)
  • Pointe de Grave (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (41km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (44km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Vaize is in the west of France at 55 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Vaize is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Vaize

Canton: Saintes-Nord

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17100

Distance to Saint-Vaize

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 600 km

from Nice: 666 km

from Bordeaux: 109 km

from Strasbourg: 704 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-Vaize from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annepont, Bussac-sur-Charente, Crazannes, Ecurat, Fontcouverte, Juicq, La Frediere, Le Douhet, Port-d'Envaux, Taillebourg and Venerand.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Vaize