Fontevraud l'Abbaye tourism and travel guide

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Fontevraud l'Abbaye is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

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

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontevraud Abbey at 0 km and Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church at 4 km.

Fontevraud l'Abbaye, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey


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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 4 km (direction 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


Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Montsoreau guide


Most Beautiful Village at 4 km (direction 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
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Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 12 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 14 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

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at 14 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre...

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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 16 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 20 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

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Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the Chateau...

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at 26 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se the murals...

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at 31 km (direction south-west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 31 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and...

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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

Fontevraud l'Abbaye is in the western-centre of France at 56 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Fontevraud l'Abbaye is 253 kilometres from Paris).

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

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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