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Damvix tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 6 km from Damvix

Visit Damvix: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 6 km and Marais Poitevin at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Damvix, 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 Damvix in Pays de la Loire.

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 6 km (direction )

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 10 km (direction east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes,...

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 12 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide


at 13 km (direction north-north-east)

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 20 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the...

See Marans guide


at 21 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide


at 24 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the...

See Surgeres guide


Most Beautiful Village at 29 km (direction south)

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval...

See Vouvant guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 37 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide

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

Map of places to visit near Damvix


Markets in and near Damvix

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (10km)
  • Benet: market Monday (12km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (18km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (21km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (23km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (34km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (36km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (37km)

More information about Damvix, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Damvix, France

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


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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (5km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (6km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (11km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (13km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (29km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (46km)
  • Eglise de Saint Germain (Varaize) (49km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (34km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (41km)
  • La Guyonnière (48km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (7km)
  • Forêt de Benon (13km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (22km)
  • Zoodyssée (32km)

Geography and distances

Damvix is in the west of France at 66 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Damvix is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Damvix

Canton: Maillezais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85420

Distance to Damvix

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 549 km

from Nice: 692 km

from Bordeaux: 165 km

from Strasbourg: 685 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 Damvix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcais, La Ronde, Le Mazeau, Maille, Saint-Cyr-du-Doret, Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud and Saint-Sigismond.

This page in French: Visiter Damvix

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