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Auzay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Auzay in Vendee

Photo is of Fontenay-le-Comte at 5 km from Auzay

Visit Auzay: highlights and tourist information

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Auzay is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 5 km and Maillezais abbey at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Auzay, 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 Auzay in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 15 km (direction east)

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


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

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a...

See Vouvant guide


at 18 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


at 23 km (direction west)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 23 km (direction west)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the...

See Luçon cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 34 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town,...

See Niort guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 38 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vendee

Map of places to visit near Auzay


Markets in and near Auzay

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (6km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Benet: market Monday (22km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (34km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (37km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (38km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (38km)

More information about Auzay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Auzay, France

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


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 Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (13km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (16km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (17km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (25km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (16km)
  • Forêt de Benon (27km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (12km)
  • Zoodyssée (49km)

Geography and distances

Auzay is in the west of France at 49 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Auzay is 361 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Auzay

Canton: Fontenay-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85200

Distance to Auzay

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 361 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 707 km

from Bordeaux: 180 km

from Strasbourg: 689 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Auzay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaix, Doix, Fontaines, Fontenay-le-Comte, Le Poire-sur-Velluire, Longeves, Montreuil, Petosse, Pissotte and Velluire.

This page in French: Visiter Auzay

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