Vandre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vandre in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Surgeres at 5 km from Vandre

Visit Vandre: highlights and tourist information

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Vandre 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 Vandre in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 5 km and Rochefort at 20 km.

Vandre, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 5 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


at 21 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Savinien guide
Saint-Jean d\'Angely

Saint-Jean d'Angely

at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean d'Angely guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide


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

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

See Fouras guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 30 km (direction north-east)

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Island at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the town, with...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle towers guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 32 km (direction west-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 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring the Marais-Poitevin...

See Coulon guide

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Map of places to visit near Vandre


Markets in and near Vandre

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (6km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (20km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (25km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (26km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (29km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (32km)
  • Aulnay: market Sunday (33km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (33km)

More information about Vandre, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vandre, France

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


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) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (35km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (36km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (40km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (40km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (41km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (56km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (60km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (26km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (17km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (27km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (33km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (44km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (48km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (49km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (30km)
  • Zoo de la Palmyre (51km)

Geography and distances

Vandre is in the west of France at 32 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Vandre is 389 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vandre

Canton: Surgères

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17700

Distance to Vandre

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 389 km

from Calais: 577 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 136 km

from Strasbourg: 700 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 Vandre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 12 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Annezay, Breuil-la-Reorte, Chambon, Chervettes, Genouille, Muron, Pere, Saint-Crepin, Saint-Germain-de-Marencennes, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Barriere, Saint-Mard and Surgeres.

This page in French: Visiter Vandre