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La Chataigneraie tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Chataigneraie in Vendee

Photo is of Vouvant at 9 km from La Chataigneraie

Visit La Chataigneraie: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 9 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

La Chataigneraie, 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 La Chataigneraie in Pays de la Loire.

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

Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vouvant guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 21 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
 
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Parthenay

Parthenay

at 38 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 38 km (direction south-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a...

See Coulon guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 39 km (direction west-south-west)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in...

See Luçon cathedral guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 40 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Niort

Niort

at 42 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Marans

Marans

at 42 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 50 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 54 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Chataigneraie

 
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Markets in and near La Chataigneraie

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (21km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (28km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (31km)
  • Benet: market Monday (33km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (38km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (39km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (39km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (42km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (42km)

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Tourist attractions near La Chataigneraie, France

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

Grand sites of France

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 (Vouvant) (9km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (31km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (33km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (34km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (23km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (32km)
  • La Guyonnière (40km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (40km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (40km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (31km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (15km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (30km)
 
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Geography and distances

La Chataigneraie is in the west of France at 52 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: La Chataigneraie is 337 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Chataigneraie

Canton: Châtaigneraie

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85120

Distance to La Chataigneraie

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

from Paris: 337 km

from Calais: 514 km

from Nice: 708 km

from Bordeaux: 202 km

from Strasbourg: 671 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 La Chataigneraie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antigny, Breuil-Barret, Cheffois, La Tardiere, Loge-Fougereuse, Saint-Maurice-Des-Noues, Saint-Maurice-le-Girard and Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin.

This page in French: Visiter La Chataigneraie

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