Maillezais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Maillezais in Vendee

Visit Maillezais: highlights and tourist information

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Maillezais is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 62 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Maillezais is 360 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Maillezais

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

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (40km)

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)

Geography and distances

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

Maillezais is in the west of France. 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