Saint-Vaize tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Vaize: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Vaize is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 55 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Vaize is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saintes at 7 km and Saint-Savinien at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Vaize, 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-Vaize 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-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

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (55km)

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

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

Saint-Vaize 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-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