Yves tourism and travel guide

Photo of Yves in Charente-Maritime

Visit Yves: highlights and tourist information

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Yves is situated in the Charente-Maritime department and Poitou-Charentes region (now part of the Nouvelle-Aquitaine region), in the west of France at 18 kilometres from La Rochelle, the department capital (general information: Yves is 406 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Fouras at 5 km and Chatelaillon-Plage at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Yves, 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 Yves in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Yves

Markets in and near Yves

  • Fouras: market Tuesday & Friday (4km)
  • Chatelaillon-Plage: market Tuesday & Friday & (7km)
  • Rochefort: market Tuesday and Thurday (11km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (15km)
  • Echillais: market Wednesday (15km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (18km)
  • Le Chateau-d'Oleron: market every day - seasonal market only (19km)
  • Dolus-d'Oleron: market every day except Wednesday & Thursday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Wednesday - seasonal market only (21km)
  • Bourcefranc-le-Chapus: market Sunday (21km)

More information about Yves, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Yves, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Yves.


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (17km)

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (59km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Saint-Savinien (Fenioux) (38km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (41km)
  • Abbaye aux Dames de Saintes (Saintes) (45km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (51km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de la Boirie (21km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (25km)
  • La Roche Courbon (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Hiers-Brouage (19km)
  • Forêt de Saint-Trojan (25km)
  • Forêt de Benon (29km)
  • Forêt domaniale de la Coubre (32km)
  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (35km)
  • Pointe de la Coubre (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Zoo de la Palmyre (38km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Yves

Canton: Rochefort-Nord

Arrondissement: Rochefort

Department: Charente-Maritime

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 17340

Distance to Yves

from La Rochelle (prefecture): 18 km

from Paris: 406 km

from Calais: 588 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 136 km

from Strasbourg: 722 km

Getting here

Yves is in the west of France. 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 Yves from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Fouras and Saint-Laurent-de-la-Pree.

This page in French: Visiter Yves