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Lucon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Lucon: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral and public gardens

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

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Lucon. For detailed visitor information see the Lucon travel guide.

Attractions in Lucon

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic, classical and neo-gothic styles: Luçon cathedral

Popular places to visit nearby include La Faute-sur-Mer at 18 km and Marans at 21 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Lucon, 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 Lucon in Pays de la Loire.

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

Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral less than one km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
Marans

Marans

at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
 
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Longeville-sur-Mer

Longeville-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 28 km (direction east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Jard-sur-Mer

Jard-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Saint-Martin-de-Re

Saint-Martin-de-Re

at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 33 km (direction south), 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 33 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 33 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 33 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide
La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 33 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the...

See La Rochelle towers guide

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Map of places to visit near Lucon

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Markets in and near Lucon

Market days in Lucon: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (18km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (19km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (21km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (28km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (32km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (32km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (33km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (34km)

More information about Lucon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Lucon, France

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

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (29km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (32km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (33km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (34km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (12km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (16km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (31km)
  • Forêt de Benon (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (33km)
 
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Geography and distances

Lucon is in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Lucon is 375 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Lucon

Canton: Luçon

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85400

Distance to Lucon

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 375 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 729 km

from Bordeaux: 186 km

from Strasbourg: 710 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 Lucon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chasnais, Corpe, Les Magnils-Reigniers, Peault and Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine.

This page in French: Visiter Lucon

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