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Salles-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Salles-sur-Mer in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Chatelaillon-Plage at 4 km from Salles-sur-Mer

Visit Salles-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Salles-sur-Mer is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

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

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!



Seaside resort at 4 km (direction south-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 10 km (direction west-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 10 km (direction west-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 10 km (direction west-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 10 km (direction west-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 10 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide


Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Fouras guide


Island at 13 km (direction south-west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide


at 19 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Rochefort guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 23 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 23 km (direction east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Marans guide


at 27 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


at 28 km (direction south)

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

See Brouage guide

... 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)

Hotels near Salles-sur-Mer

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

Tourist attractions near Salles-sur-Mer, France

What to do at Salles-sur-Mer? 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.


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

Salles-sur-Mer is in the west of France at 10 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Salles-sur-Mer is 399 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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