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Fontevraud l'Abbaye tourism and travel guide

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Visit Fontevraud l'Abbaye: highlights and tourist information

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Fontevraud l'Abbaye is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 56 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Fontevraud l'Abbaye is 253 kilometres from Paris).

Attractions in Fontevraud l'Abbaye

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one of the largest abbey complexes in France and most visited abbeys in France: Fontevraud Abbey

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontevraud Abbey at 0 km and Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church at 4 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Fontevraud l'Abbaye, 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 Fontevraud l'Abbaye 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 Fontevraud l'Abbaye


Markets in and near Fontevraud l'Abbaye

  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (3km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (10km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (13km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (15km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (19km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (25km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (25km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (28km)

More information about Fontevraud l'Abbaye, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Fontevraud l'Abbaye, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (19km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (16km)
  • Loudun (19km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (58km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (26km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Fontevraud l'Abbaye

Canton: Saumur

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49590

Distance to Fontevraud l'Abbaye

from Angers (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 253 km

from Calais: 439 km

from Nice: 683 km

from Bordeaux: 265 km

from Strasbourg: 595 km

Getting here

Fontevraud l'Abbaye 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 Fontevraud l'Abbaye from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 11 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Candes-Saint-Martin, Chouze-sur-Loire, Couziers, Lerne, Montsoreau, Parnay, Saint-Germain-sur-Vienne, Saix, Savigny-en-Veron, Souzay-Champigny and Turquant.

This page in French: Visiter Fontevraud l'Abbaye

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