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Saint-Vivien tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Vivien in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Chatelaillon-Plage at 3 km from Saint-Vivien

Visit Saint-Vivien: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatelaillon-Plage at 3 km and Fouras at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Vivien, 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-Vivien in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Seaside resort at 3 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Fouras guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 12 km (direction north-west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 12 km (direction north-west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 12 km (direction north-west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 12 km (direction north-west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 12 km (direction north-west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

See La Rochelle towers guide


Island at 12 km (direction west-south-west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike,...

See Ile-d'Aix guide


at 17 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 24 km (direction east)

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

See Surgeres guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction west-north-west)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide


at 26 km (direction south)

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

See Brouage guide


at 26 km (direction north-north-east)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide


at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Charente-Maritime

Map of places to visit near Saint-Vivien


Markets in and near Saint-Vivien

  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (3km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (9km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (11km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (12km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (17km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (19km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (24km)
  • La Bree-les-Bains: market every day - seasonal market only (24km)

Hotels near Saint-Vivien

More information about Saint-Vivien, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Vivien, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (53km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (47km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (48km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (25km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (25km)
  • La Roche Courbon (35km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (25km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (26km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (30km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (31km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (38km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (44km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Vivien is in the west of France at 12 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saint-Vivien is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Vivien

Canton: Jarrie

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17220

Distance to Saint-Vivien

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 12 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 582 km

from Nice: 706 km

from Bordeaux: 143 km

from Strasbourg: 719 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-Vivien from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angoulins, Chatelaillon-Plage, Croix-Chapeau, La Jarne, La Jarrie, Salles-sur-Mer and Thaire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Vivien

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