Tonnay-Charente tourism and travel guide

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Visit Tonnay-Charente: highlights and tourist information

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Tonnay-Charente 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: Tonnay-Charente is 405 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 6 km and Fouras at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Tonnay-Charente, 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 Tonnay-Charente 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 Tonnay-Charente

Markets in and near Tonnay-Charente

  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (6km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (16km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (21km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (21km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (22km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (25km)
  • La Tremblade: market every day except Tuesday (27km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (28km)

More information about Tonnay-Charente, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Tonnay-Charente, France

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (31km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (24km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (36km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (16km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (32km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (18km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (29km)
  • Forêt de Benon (30km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (32km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (38km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (39km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (39km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (41km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (48km)
  • Forêt de Pons (48km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (35km)
  • Zoodyssée (44km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Tonnay-Charente

Canton: Tonnay-Charente

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17430

Distance to Tonnay-Charente

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 405 km

from Calais: 592 km

from Nice: 690 km

from Bordeaux: 126 km

from Strasbourg: 715 km

Getting here

Tonnay-Charente 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 Tonnay-Charente from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Breuil-Magne, Cabariot, Echillais, La Vallee, Loire-les-Marais, Lussant, Rochefort and Saint-Hippolyte.

This page in French: Visiter Tonnay-Charente