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Thaire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Thaire in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Chatelaillon-Plage at 6 km from Thaire

Visit Thaire: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Chatelaillon-Plage at 6 km and Fouras at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Thaire, 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 Thaire in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



Seaside resort at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction south-west)

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

See Fouras guide


Island at 15 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 15 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 15 km (direction west-north-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 15 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 15 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 20 km (direction east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 25 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Brouage guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Marans guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction west-north-west)

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
Ile d'Oleron

Ile d'Oleron

Island at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

It is usually the beaches that attract visitors to Ile...

See Ile d'Oleron guide

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

Map of places to visit near Thaire


Markets in and near Thaire

  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (7km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (12km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (12km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (15km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (15km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (20km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (23km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (24km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (26km)

More information about Thaire, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Thaire, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (57km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (44km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (46km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (48km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (28km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (29km)
  • La Roche Courbon (33km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (23km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (25km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (28km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (32km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (39km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (46km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (45km)

Geography and distances

Thaire is in the west of France at 15 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Thaire is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Thaire

Canton: Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17290

Distance to Thaire

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 15 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 581 km

from Nice: 703 km

from Bordeaux: 141 km

from Strasbourg: 716 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 Thaire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis, Ballon, Cire-d'Aunis, Croix-Chapeau, Saint-Vivien and Salles-sur-Mer.

This page in French: Visiter Thaire

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