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Le Poire-sur-Velluire tourism and travel guide

Photo of Le Poire-sur-Velluire in Vendee

Photo is of Fontenay-le-Comte at 9 km from Le Poire-sur-Velluire

Visit Le Poire-sur-Velluire: highlights and tourist information

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Le Poire-sur-Velluire is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 9 km and Maillezais abbey at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Le Poire-sur-Velluire, 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 Le Poire-sur-Velluire in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 9 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 14 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


at 17 km (direction east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 26 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 km (direction west)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 35 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide

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

Map of places to visit near Le Poire-sur-Velluire


Markets in and near Le Poire-sur-Velluire

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (9km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (14km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Benet: market Monday (23km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (24km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (34km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (34km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (35km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (35km)

More information about Le Poire-sur-Velluire, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Le Poire-sur-Velluire, France

What to do at Le Poire-sur-Velluire? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Le Poire-sur-Velluire.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

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 de l'Assomption (Maille) (11km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (13km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (20km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (53km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (18km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (25km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (56km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (14km)
  • Forêt de Benon (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (16km)
  • Zoodyssée (49km)

Geography and distances

Le Poire-sur-Velluire is in the west of France at 49 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Le Poire-sur-Velluire is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Poire-sur-Velluire

Canton: Fontenay-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85770

Distance to Le Poire-sur-Velluire

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 49 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 708 km

from Bordeaux: 177 km

from Strasbourg: 692 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 Le Poire-sur-Velluire from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzay, Chaix, Fontaines, La Taillee, Le Gue-de-Velluire, Le Langon, Montreuil, Velluire, Vix and Vouille-les-Marais.

This page in French: Visiter Le Poire-sur-Velluire

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