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Maillezais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 0 km from Maillezais

Visit Maillezais: highlights and tourist information

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

Attractions in Maillezais

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the marshes of the Marais Poitevin: Maillezais abbey

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 0 km and Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 7 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Maillezais, 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 Maillezais in Pays de la Loire.

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

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

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 7 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
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 12 km (direction north-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
 
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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 13 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
Marans

Marans

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

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

See Marans guide
Niort

Niort

at 22 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Vouvant guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 30 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
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 30 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 34 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 34 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 40 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 40 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 Maillezais

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Markets in and near Maillezais

  • Benet: market Monday (11km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (11km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (16km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (22km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (30km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (34km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (34km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (40km)

More information about Maillezais, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Maillezais, France

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

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

  • Aulnay église St Pierre (monuments on French pilgrim routes) (49km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (0km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (5km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (10km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (22km)
  • 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 (37km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (11km)
  • Forêt de Benon (19km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (15km)
  • Zoodyssée (37km)
 
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Geography and distances

Maillezais is in the west of France at 62 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Maillezais is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Maillezais

Canton: Maillezais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85420

Distance to Maillezais

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 62 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 695 km

from Bordeaux: 171 km

from Strasbourg: 683 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 Maillezais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouille-Courdault, Doix, Le Mazeau, Liez, Maille, Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Oulmes, Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux and Saint-Sigismond.

This page in French: Visiter Maillezais

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