Fontenay-le-Comte tourism and travel guide

Photo of Fontenay-le-Comte in Vendee

Visit Fontenay-le-Comte: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home to the Chateau de Terre-Neuve

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Fontenay-le-Comte. For detailed visitor information see the Fontenay-le-Comte travel guide.

Fontenay-le-Comte is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 52 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Fontenay-le-Comte is 355 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Fontenay-le-Comte include "recommended detour", "secteur sauvegarde" and "town of art and history". It is unusual for a town to have 3 awards, which indicates how important Fontenay-le-Comte is as a tourist destination!

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 11 km and Vouvant at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontenay-le-Comte, 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 Fontenay-le-Comte 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 Vendee

Map of places to visit near Fontenay-le-Comte

Markets in and near Fontenay-le-Comte

Market days in Fontenay-le-Comte: weekly market: Saturday all day;

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (0km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Benet: market Monday (19km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (31km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (40km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (40km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (42km)

More information about Fontenay-le-Comte, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Fontenay-le-Comte, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Fontenay-le-Comte.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (10km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (19km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (28km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (19km)
  • Forêt de Benon (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (7km)
  • Zoodyssée (48km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontenay-le-Comte

Canton: Fontenay-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85200

Distance to Fontenay-le-Comte

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 355 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 182 km

from Strasbourg: 683 km

Getting here

Fontenay-le-Comte is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Fontenay-le-Comte from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzay, Chaix, Fontaines, Longeves, Pissotte, Saint-Martin-de-Fraigneau, Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq and Serigne.

This page in French: Visiter Fontenay-le-Comte