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Photo of Virson in Charente-Maritime

Photo is of Surgeres at 13 km from Virson

Visit Virson: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Surgeres at 13 km and Chatelaillon-Plage at 16 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Virson, 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 Virson in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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



at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Surgeres guide


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

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

See Chatelaillon-Plage guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 19 km (direction west)

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 19 km (direction west)

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 19 km (direction west)

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 19 km (direction west)

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 19 km (direction west)

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the...

See La Rochelle towers guide


at 20 km (direction north-north-west)

Marans is a small town with a pretty section...

See Marans guide


Seaside resort at 23 km (direction south-west)

While the beaches are the main highlight here in...

See Fouras guide


at 23 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Rochefort guide


Island at 25 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ile-d'Aix guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 29 km (direction north-east), in the Vendee department

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an...

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for...

See Coulon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Virson


Markets in and near Virson

  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (12km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (16km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (17km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (19km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (22km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (23km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (29km)

More information about Virson, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Virson, France

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


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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (24km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (28km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (34km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (44km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (49km)
  • Abbaye de Fontdouce (Saint-Bris-des-Bois) (54km)
  • Eglise de Saint Pierre et eglise de Saint Hérie (Matha) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Roche Courbon (37km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (38km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Forêt de Benon (12km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (18km)
  • Hiers-Brouage (35km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (43km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoodyssée (39km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (43km)

Geography and distances

Virson is in the west of France at 19 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Virson is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Virson

Canton: Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17290

Distance to Virson

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 572 km

from Nice: 698 km

from Bordeaux: 147 km

from Strasbourg: 705 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 Virson from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Aigrefeuille-d'Aunis, Anais, Bouhet, Chambon, Forges, Le Gue-d'Allere, Saint-Christophe, Saint-Medard-d'Aunis and Verines.

This page in French: Visiter Virson

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