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Le Puy-Notre-Dame tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 6 km from Le Puy-Notre-Dame

Visit Le Puy-Notre-Dame: highlights and tourist information

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Le Puy-Notre-Dame is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 6 km and Thouars at 17 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Le Puy-Notre-Dame, 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 Puy-Notre-Dame in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 6 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 17 km (direction south), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide


at 19 km (direction north-east)

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

See Saumur guide


at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 25 km (direction east-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 25 km (direction east-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
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will also enjoy...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 32 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 36 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most...

See Chateau de Chinon guide


at 37 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very...

See Chinon guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau d'Ussé guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Le Puy-Notre-Dame


Markets in and near Le Puy-Notre-Dame

  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (6km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (8km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (16km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (23km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (24km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Loudun: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (30km)

More information about Le Puy-Notre-Dame, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Le Puy-Notre-Dame, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (27km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (6km)
  • Loudun (27km)

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 (49km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (9km)

Geography and distances

Le Puy-Notre-Dame is in the western-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Le Puy-Notre-Dame is 272 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Le Puy-Notre-Dame

Canton: Montreuil-Bellay

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49260

Distance to Le Puy-Notre-Dame

from Angers (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 272 km

from Calais: 452 km

from Nice: 698 km

from Bordeaux: 256 km

from Strasbourg: 617 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 Le Puy-Notre-Dame from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouille-Loretz, Brossay, Les Verchers-sur-Layon, Saint-Macaire-du-Bois, Saint-Martin-de-Sanzay and Vaudelnay.

This page in French: Visiter Le Puy-Notre-Dame

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