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Clere-sur-Layon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Clere-sur-Layon in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Aubigne-sur-Layon at 14 km from Clere-sur-Layon

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.

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

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!

Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 21 km (direction east)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Brissac guide
 
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Saumur

Saumur

at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 32 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 37 km (direction east)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy the...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction east-north-east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Angers

Angers

at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 43 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide

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Map of places to visit near Clere-sur-Layon

 
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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)

Hotels near Clere-sur-Layon

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Tourist attractions near Clere-sur-Layon, France

What to do at Clere-sur-Layon? 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

  • 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

Churches and religious monuments

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)
 
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Geography and distances

Clere-sur-Layon is in the western-centre of France at 44 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Clere-sur-Layon is 285 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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