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Chaix tourism and travel guide

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Visit Chaix: highlights and tourist information

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Chaix is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Chaix is 361 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 5 km and Maillezais abbey at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Chaix, 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 Chaix in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Chaix

Markets in and near Chaix

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (5km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Benet: market Monday (21km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (33km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (37km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (38km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (38km)

More information about Chaix, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chaix, France

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


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) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (11km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (17km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (18km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (26km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (15km)
  • Forêt de Benon (26km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (12km)
  • Zoodyssée (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Chaix

Canton: Fontenay-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85200

Distance to Chaix

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 361 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 706 km

from Bordeaux: 179 km

from Strasbourg: 689 km

Getting here

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

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

This page in French: Visiter Chaix

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