Vaux-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vaux-sur-Mer in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Royan at 3 km from Vaux-sur-Mer

Visit Vaux-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Vaux-sur-Mer 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 Vaux-sur-Mer in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Royan at 3 km and Le Verdon-sur-Mer at 9 km.

Vaux-sur-Mer, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Seaside resort at 3 km (direction east-south-east)

At Royan you will enjoy the beaches and also the promenade along the seafront...

See Royan guide
Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Le Verdon-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 9 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

The small resort of Le Verdon-sur-Mer is quiet but has long sandy beaches...

See Le Verdon-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


at 11 km (direction south-east)

The beaches and rocky coast attract visitors to Meschers, and you can also see...

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide
La Palmyre

La Palmyre

at 12 km (direction north-west)

You will find a beach at La Palmyre but it is best known for...

See La Palmyre guide


Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

Soulac-sur-Mer is a long established beach resort at the north of the Medoc peninsula...

See Soulac-sur-Mer guide
Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

The Church Sainte-Radegonde is a roman style church of the 12th century on the...

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-south-east)

Talmont-sur-Gironde is one of the prettiest villages in Charente-Maritime, well known for the imposing...

See Talmont guide
La Tremblade

La Tremblade

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See La Tremblade guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Ronce-les-Bains guide


at 22 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

While Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc would not be considered a tourist destination, you might like to stop...

See Saint-Vivien-de-Medoc guide


at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Brouage guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south), in the Gironde department

The resort of Montaliver has a 12 kilometre beach, and has been popular since...

See Montalivet guide


at 35 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide

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Markets in and near Vaux-sur-Mer

Market days in Vaux-sur-Mer: weekly market: Monday; seasonal market: Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday;

  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (0km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (0km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (3km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (6km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (6km)
  • Breuillet: market Thursday & Sunday (7km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (11km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (11km)
  • Les Mathes: market every day except Monday (12km)
  • Arvert: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)

More information about Vaux-sur-Mer, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Vaux-sur-Mer, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (46km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (30km)
  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (35km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (40km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (51km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Pointe de Suzac (5km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (8km)
  • Pointe de Grave (11km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (15km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (17km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (25km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (26km)
  • Forêt de la Lande (38km)
  • Forêt de Pons (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (10km)

Geography and distances

Vaux-sur-Mer is in the west of France at 59 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Vaux-sur-Mer is 441 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vaux-sur-Mer

Canton: Royan-Ouest

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17640

Distance to Vaux-sur-Mer

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 59 km

from Paris: 441 km

from Calais: 629 km

from Nice: 692 km

from Bordeaux: 96 km

from Strasbourg: 743 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 Vaux-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Royan, Saint-Augustin, Saint-Georges-de-Didonne, Saint-Palais-sur-Mer and Saint-Sulpice-de-Royan.

This page in French: Visiter Vaux-sur-Mer