Surgeres tourism and travel guide

Photo of Surgeres in Charente-Maritime

Visit Surgeres: highlights and tourist information

Travel Guide  To Visit  Attractions 

France This Way comment: It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre of Surgeres that are the principal attraction in the town

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Surgeres. For detailed visitor information see the Surgeres travel guide.

Surgeres is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Surgeres is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean d'Angely at 25 km and Rochefort at 25 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Surgeres, 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 Surgeres 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 Surgeres

Markets in and near Surgeres

Market days in Surgeres: weekly market: Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday;

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (0km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (25km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (27km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (29km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (29km)
  • Benet: market Monday (31km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (32km)

More information about Surgeres, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Surgeres, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (31km)

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

  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (26km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (32km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (36km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (43km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (32km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (11km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (22km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (38km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (48km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (53km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (53km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (28km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Surgeres

Canton: Surgères

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17700

Distance to Surgeres

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 572 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 142 km

from Strasbourg: 697 km

Getting here

Surgeres 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 Surgeres from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Pere, Puyravault, Saint-Georges-du-Bois, Saint-Germain-de-Marencennes, Saint-Mard, Vandre and Vouhe.

This page in French: Visiter Surgeres