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La Tardiere tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vouvant at 10 km from La Tardiere

Visit La Tardiere: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 10 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Tardiere, 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 Tardiere in Pays de la Loire.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 22 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 27 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 32 km (direction south)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 40 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 43 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide


at 44 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 49 km (direction north-west)

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

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 53 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 Tardiere


Markets in and near La Tardiere

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (23km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (29km)
  • Benet: market Monday (34km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (37km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (40km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (42km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (43km)

More information about La Tardiere, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Tardiere, France

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

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) (10km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (27km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (32km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (34km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (24km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (33km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (39km)
  • La Guyonnière (39km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (30km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (17km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (29km)

Geography and distances

La Tardiere is in the west of France at 52 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: La Tardiere is 336 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Tardiere

Canton: Châtaigneraie

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85120

Distance to La Tardiere

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

from Paris: 336 km

from Calais: 513 km

from Nice: 708 km

from Bordeaux: 203 km

from Strasbourg: 670 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 Tardiere 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 Chapelle-Aux-Lys, La Chataigneraie, Loge-Fougereuse, Saint-Maurice-le-Girard and Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin.

This page in French: Visiter La Tardiere

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