Salles-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Salles-sur-Mer in Charente-Maritime

Visit Salles-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Salles-sur-Mer is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 10 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Salles-sur-Mer is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatelaillon-Plage at 4 km and La Rochelle at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Salles-sur-Mer, 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 Salles-sur-Mer 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 Salles-sur-Mer

Markets in and near Salles-sur-Mer

  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (4km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (7km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (10km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (13km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (18km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (19km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (22km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (23km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (24km)

More information about Salles-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Salles-sur-Mer, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (9km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (52km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (34km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (45km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (46km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (52km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (26km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (26km)
  • La Roche Courbon (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (24km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (28km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (28km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (33km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (41km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Salles-sur-Mer

Canton: Jarrie

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17220

Distance to Salles-sur-Mer

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 10 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 580 km

from Nice: 707 km

from Bordeaux: 145 km

from Strasbourg: 718 km

Getting here

Salles-sur-Mer 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 Salles-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angoulins, Aytre, Chatelaillon-Plage, Clavette, Croix-Chapeau, La Jarne, La Jarrie, Saint-Rogatien, Saint-Vivien and Thaire.

This page in French: Visiter Salles-sur-Mer