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Benet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Coulon at 5 km from Benet

Visit Benet: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Coulon at 5 km and Marais Poitevin at 7 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Benet, 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 Benet in Pays de la Loire.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 5 km (direction south-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 7 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 9 km (direction north-west)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 11 km (direction west)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 11 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 19 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction north-west)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 31 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


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

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

See Surgeres guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its three...

See Melle guide


at 41 km (direction north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide


at 45 km (direction west)

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

See Lucon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Benet


Markets in and near Benet

Market days in Benet: weekly market: Monday;

  • Benet: market Monday (0km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (12km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (19km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (23km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (30km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (31km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (31km)
  • La Mothe-Saint-Heray: market Thursday (37km)

More information about Benet, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Benet, France

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


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 Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (1km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (9km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (15km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (36km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • La Guyonnière (36km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (38km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (19km)
  • Forêt de Benon (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (20km)
  • Zoodyssée (29km)

Geography and distances

Benet is in the west of France at 71 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Benet is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Benet

Canton: Maillezais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85490

Distance to Benet

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 71 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 685 km

from Bordeaux: 170 km

from Strasbourg: 674 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 Benet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coulon, Le Mazeau, Oulmes, Saint-Remy and Villiers-en-Plaine.

This page in French: Visiter Benet

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