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Taugon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Taugon in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 11 km from Taugon

Visit Taugon: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 11 km and Marans at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Taugon, 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 Taugon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 11 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 12 km (direction west)

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

See Marans guide


at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 18 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 18 km (direction east)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual...

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre...

See Coulon guide


at 24 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 29 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 30 km (direction west-north-west), in the Vendee department

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Taugon


Markets in and near Taugon

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (18km)
  • Benet: market Monday (20km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (23km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (29km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (29km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (29km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)

More information about Taugon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Taugon, France

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


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 Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (6km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (10km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (52km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (31km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (37km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (51km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (1km)
  • Forêt de Benon (12km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (24km)
  • Zoodyssée (38km)

Geography and distances

Taugon is in the west of France at 29 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Taugon is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Taugon

Canton: Courçon

Arrondissement: Rochelle

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17170

Distance to Taugon

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 553 km

from Nice: 699 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 693 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 Taugon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Ronde, Maille, Saint-Cyr-du-Doret and Saint-Jean-de-Liversay.

This page in French: Visiter Taugon

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