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Saujon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saujon in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Mornac-sur-Seudre at 9 km from Saujon

Visit Saujon: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Mornac-sur-Seudre at 9 km and Royan at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saujon, 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 Saujon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction west-north-west)

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Royan guide


at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction south)

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

See Talmont guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best...

See La Palmyre guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand...

See La Tremblade guide


at 23 km (direction north-west)

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

See Brouage guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide


at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


at 30 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 30 km (direction north-east)

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

See Rochefort guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saujon


Markets in and near Saujon

Market days in Saujon: weekly market: every day except Monday and Friday;

  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (0km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (9km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (9km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (9km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (10km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (11km)
  • Cozes: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)

Hotels near Saujon

More information about Saujon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saujon, France

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

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) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (35km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (43km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (20km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (32km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (42km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (53km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (9km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (11km)
  • Pointe de Grave (18km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (23km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (23km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (24km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (30km)
  • Forêt de Pons (31km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (32km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (19km)

Geography and distances

Saujon is in the west of France at 57 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Saujon is 432 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saujon

Canton: Saujon

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17600

Distance to Saujon

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 432 km

from Calais: 622 km

from Nice: 684 km

from Bordeaux: 97 km

from Strasbourg: 731 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 Saujon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corme-Ecluse, La Chay, Le Gua, Medis and Sablonceaux.

This page in French: Visiter Saujon

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