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Doue-la-Fontaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Doue-la-Fontaine in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 11 km from Doue-la-Fontaine

Visit Doue-la-Fontaine: highlights and tourist information

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

Tourist classifications for Doue-la-Fontaine include "zoo or wildlife park".

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 11 km and Aubigne-sur-Layon at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Doue-la-Fontaine, 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 Doue-la-Fontaine in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 11 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 14 km (direction west)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


at 17 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 17 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 25 km (direction north-west)

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

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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 25 km (direction east)

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

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at 25 km (direction south-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction 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 27 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide


at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 37 km (direction north-west)

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Doue-la-Fontaine


Markets in and near Doue-la-Fontaine

Market days in Doue-la-Fontaine: weekly market: Monday;

  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (0km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (16km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (22km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (24km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (24km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (25km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (27km)

Hotels near Doue-la-Fontaine

More information about Doue-la-Fontaine, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Doue-la-Fontaine, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (34km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (12km)
  • Loudun (34km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (41km)
  • Parc de Lathan (45km)
  • Jardins du Pin (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (40km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Doue-la-Fontaine is in the western-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Doue-la-Fontaine is 269 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Doue-la-Fontaine

Canton: Doué-la-Fontaine

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49700

Distance to Doue-la-Fontaine

from Angers (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 269 km

from Calais: 445 km

from Nice: 705 km

from Bordeaux: 263 km

from Strasbourg: 618 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 Doue-la-Fontaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brossay, Concourson-sur-Layon, Deneze-sous-Doue, Forges, Les Verchers-sur-Layon, Louerre, Louresse-Rochemenier, Meigne and Montfort.

This page in French: Visiter Doue-la-Fontaine

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