Clere-sur-Layon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Clere-sur-Layon: highlights and tourist information

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Clere-sur-Layon is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 44 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Clere-sur-Layon is 285 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 14 km and Thouars at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Clere-sur-Layon, 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 Clere-sur-Layon 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 Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Clere-sur-Layon

Markets in and near Clere-sur-Layon

  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (12km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (16km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (20km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (27km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (29km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (29km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (31km)

More information about Clere-sur-Layon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Clere-sur-Layon, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Clere-sur-Layon.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (39km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (21km)
  • Loudun (39km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (40km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (32km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (36km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (37km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (37km)
  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (40km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (26km)
  • Jardins du Pin (49km)
  • Parc de Lathan (61km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (45km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (14km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (45km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Clere-sur-Layon

Canton: Vihiers

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49560

Distance to Clere-sur-Layon

from Angers (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 285 km

from Calais: 460 km

from Nice: 708 km

from Bordeaux: 251 km

from Strasbourg: 632 km

Getting here

Clere-sur-Layon is in the western-centre of France. 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 Clere-sur-Layon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerqueux-sous-Passavant, Cersay, Genneton, Nueil-sur-Layon and Passavant-sur-Layon.

This page in French: Visiter Clere-sur-Layon