Thaire tourism and travel guide

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Visit Thaire: highlights and tourist information

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Thaire is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 15 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Thaire is 399 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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!


... 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

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (14km)

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

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

Thaire 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 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