Cholet tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Tiffauges at 18 km from Cholet

Visit Cholet: highlights and tourist information

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Cholet is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Tourist classifications for Cholet include "ville fleurie 4*".

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Cholet in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Tiffauges at 18 km and Clisson at 30 km.

Cholet, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 18 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known...

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at 30 km (direction west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 43 km (direction north-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 51 km (direction north-east)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long,...

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Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 51 km (direction north-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 52 km (direction north-east)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious...

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 52 km (direction north-east)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture...

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at 52 km (direction north-east)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many...

See Angers guide


at 67 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide

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Map of places to visit near Cholet


Markets in and near Cholet

Market days in Cholet: weekly market: Saturday all day & Monday all day;

  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (0km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (11km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (18km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (18km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (20km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (28km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (30km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (33km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (37km)

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Tourist attractions near Cholet, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (12km)
  • Jardins du Pin (39km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (19km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (20km)
  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (46km)

Geography and distances

Cholet is in the western-centre of France at 52 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Cholet is 312 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Cholet

Canton: Cholet

Arrondissement: Cholet

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49300

Distance to Cholet

from Angers (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 312 km

from Calais: 476 km

from Nice: 737 km

from Bordeaux: 249 km

from Strasbourg: 666 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Cholet from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Seguiniere, Mazieres-en-Mauges, Saint-Christophe-du-Bois and Saint-Leger-sous-Cholet.

This page in French: Visiter Cholet