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Chateauneuf tourism and travel guide

Photo of Chateauneuf in Vendee

Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 17 km from Chateauneuf

Visit Chateauneuf: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 17 km and Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chateauneuf, 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 Chateauneuf in Pays de la Loire.

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

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-west)

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of...

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the...

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction south)

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


at 25 km (direction south)

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and traditional town, very...

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and...

See Noirmoutier guide


at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns...

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour, is well...

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south-south-east)

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still has a...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike...

See Ile d'Yeu guide


Seaside resort at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and we also...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide


at 43 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments,...

See Nantes guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

The lively town of Sables-d'Olonne is our favourite resort...

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction south-south-east)

Chateau d'Olonne is a very small resort, well placed for...

See Chateau d'Olonne guide

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

Map of places to visit near Chateauneuf


Markets in and near Chateauneuf

  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (9km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (10km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (11km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (16km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (19km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (22km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)

More information about Chateauneuf, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Chateauneuf, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (11km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (27km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (35km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (38km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (39km)
  • Port-Joinville (40km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (42km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (42km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (43km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (44km)
  • Loire Estuaire (44km)
  • Île Héron (France) (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (25km)

Geography and distances

Chateauneuf is in the west of France at 47 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Chateauneuf is 384 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chateauneuf

Canton: Challans

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85710

Distance to Chateauneuf

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 384 km

from Calais: 526 km

from Nice: 801 km

from Bordeaux: 253 km

from Strasbourg: 745 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 Chateauneuf from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bois-de-Cene.

This page in French: Visiter Chateauneuf

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