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Maille tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 5 km from Maille

Visit Maille: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 5 km and Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 12 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Maille, 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 Maille in Pays de la Loire.

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 5 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 12 km (direction north-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 14 km (direction north-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 15 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide


at 16 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


at 25 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide


Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction east)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 27 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide


at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 32 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 34 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

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

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

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

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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

Map of places to visit near Maille


Markets in and near Maille

  • Courcon: market Wednesday (11km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (14km)
  • Benet: market Monday (15km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (25km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (26km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (35km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (35km)

Hotels near Maille

More information about Maille, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Maille, France

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


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) (0km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (5km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (51km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (29km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (36km)
  • La Guyonnière (50km)
  • Jardins de la Boirie (60km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (6km)
  • Forêt de Benon (15km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (19km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)

Geography and distances

Maille is in the west of France at 60 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Maille is 365 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Maille

Canton: Maillezais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85420

Distance to Maille

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 365 km

from Calais: 548 km

from Nice: 697 km

from Bordeaux: 168 km

from Strasbourg: 688 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 Maille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Damvix, Doix, La Ronde, Maillezais, Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux, Taugon and Vix.

This page in French: Visiter Maille

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