Tonnay-Charente tourism and travel guide

Photo of Tonnay-Charente in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Rochefort at 6 km from Tonnay-Charente

Visit Tonnay-Charente: highlights and tourist information

To Visit Attractions Book hotels, car hire, flights

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Tonnay-Charente in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Rochefort at 6 km and Fouras at 16 km.

Tonnay-Charente, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction west)

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

See Rochefort guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fouras guide


at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

The town of Brouage is visited for the substantial fortifications and citadel, dating from...

See Brouage guide


at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

In an attractive setting on the banks of the Charente River, Saint-Savinien also has...

See Saint-Savinien guide


at 21 km (direction north-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


Seaside resort at 21 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


Island at 23 km (direction west-north-west)

Ile d'Aix is a small island, explored on foot or by bike, known for...

See Ile-d'Aix guide


Seaside resort at 26 km (direction west-south-west)

Ronce-les-Bains is a long established resort with several beaches nearby, and an important centre...

See Ronce-les-Bains guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-west)

Visit the beach and port at La Tremblade, and explore the sand dunes...

See La Tremblade guide


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

Not far from Royan the centre of Mornac-sur-Seudre is attractive and very pleasant to...

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 28 km (direction east)

The historic centre of Saint-Jean d'Angely has several notable monuments including the abbey church...

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


at 30 km (direction south-east)

The town of Saintes is very interesting, with an extensive old-town to explore and...

See Saintes guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 31 km (direction north-west)

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 31 km (direction north-west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank and many...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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

Arrange a visit to Tonnay-Charente

Book hotels, car hire and flights

Organise your visit using the options shown...

Hotels in Tonnay-Charente best prices

See Tonnay-Charente hotels

Reserve excursions

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

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


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

Tonnay-Charente is in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Tonnay-Charente is 405 kilometres from Paris).

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

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