Virollet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Pons at 14 km from Virollet

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Virollet 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 Virollet in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

Popular places to visit nearby include Pons at 14 km and Talmont at 15 km.

Virollet, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 14 km (direction east)

Pons is a quiet small town overlooked by a castle tower that is a...

See Pons guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Talmont guide
Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont

Church at 15 km (direction west)

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

See Church Sainte-Radegonde of Talmont guide


at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Meschers-sur-Gironde guide


at 23 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Saintes guide


at 25 km (direction east-south-east)

Best known as a spa town Jonzac also has a small castle and other...

See Jonzac guide


Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

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 27 km (direction west), 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


at 28 km (direction west-south-west), 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


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Mornac-sur-Seudre guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction 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


at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Gironde department

A small town in Medoc, at Lesparre-Medoc you can see the remains of a...

See Lesparre-Medoc guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west-south-west), in the Gironde department

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

See Montalivet guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Gironde department

In this tiny village you can see Vertheuil Abbey and also the ruins of...

See Vertheuil guide

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Markets in and near Virollet

  • Cozes: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Pons: market Wednesday and Saturday (14km)
  • Meschers-sur-Gironde: market Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday - seasonal market only (18km)
  • Saujon: market every day except Monday and Friday (21km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market all days exc. Thursday - seasonal market only (22km)
  • Saint Georges de Didonne: market Sunday and Monday (22km)
  • Royan: market every day except Monday (25km)
  • Jonzac: market Tuesday & Saturday (25km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday - seasonal market only (28km)
  • Vaux sur Mer: market Monday (28km)

More information about Virollet, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Virollet, France

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

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Germain (Gimeux) (29km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint Martin (Gensac-la-Pallue) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (39km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de l'Assomption de Châtre (Saint-Brice) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (47km)
  • Eglise de Saint Vivien (Bagnizeau) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parcs et jardins du château de Beaulon (13km)
  • La Roche Courbon (31km)
  • Jardin du Chaigne (44km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de la Lande (11km)
  • Forêt de Pons (14km)
  • Forêt de Suzac (20km)
  • Pointe de Suzac (23km)
  • Pointe de Grave (26km)
  • Château de Richemont (Charente) (34km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (43km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (43km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (44km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (51km)

Towns of Art and history

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (38km)

Geography and distances

Virollet is in the west of France at 76 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Virollet is 434 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Virollet

Canton: Gémozac

Arrondissement: Saintes

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17260

Distance to Virollet

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 76 km

from Paris: 434 km

from Calais: 630 km

from Nice: 664 km

from Bordeaux: 80 km

from Strasbourg: 724 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 Virollet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cravans, Gemozac, Saint-Andre-de-Lidon and Saint-Germain-du-Seudre.

This page in French: Visiter Virollet