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Les Essarts tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Chateau de Tiffauges at 28 km from Les Essarts

Visit Les Essarts: highlights and tourist information

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Les Essarts is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Tiffauges at 28 km and Clisson at 35 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Les Essarts, 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 Les Essarts in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 28 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 35 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 36 km (direction south)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

See Luçon cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 41 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vouvant guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction south-west)

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


at 46 km (direction south-west)

The small town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is mainly known for the Chateau de...

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


at 47 km (direction south-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Seaside resort at 48 km (direction south-west)

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction west-south-west)

Chateau d'Olonne is a very small resort, well placed for exploring the...

See Chateau d'Olonne guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction south-south-west)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still has a...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 51 km (direction south-west)

The small resort of Bourgenay has a port and a popular beach...

See Port Bourgenay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Les Essarts


Markets in and near Les Essarts

Market days in Les Essarts: weekly market: Wednesday;

  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (0km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (35km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (37km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (40km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (42km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (43km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (43km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (47km)

More information about Les Essarts, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Les Essarts, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (47km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (41km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (57km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (24km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (29km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (45km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (50km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (26km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (42km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (26km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (47km)
  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (52km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (56km)

Geography and distances

Les Essarts is in the west of France at 19 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Les Essarts is 353 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Les Essarts

Canton: Essarts

Arrondissement: Roche-sur-Yon

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85140

Distance to Les Essarts

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 19 km

from Paris: 353 km

from Calais: 516 km

from Nice: 747 km

from Bordeaux: 221 km

from Strasbourg: 701 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 Les Essarts from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Merlatiere, Saint-Martin-Des-Noyers and Sainte-Florence.

This page in French: Visiter Les Essarts

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