Melay tourism and travel guide

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Visit Melay: highlights and tourist information

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Melay is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 34 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Melay is 293 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 18 km and Chateau de Brissac at 24 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Melay, 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 Melay 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 Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Melay

Markets in and near Melay

  • Chemille: market Thursday (4km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (13km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (20km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (22km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (24km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (26km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (29km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (29km)

More information about Melay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Melay, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (42km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (39km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (39km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (54km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (58km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (20km)
  • Jardins du Pin (28km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (38km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (37km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (30km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Melay

Canton: Chemillé

Arrondissement: Cholet

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49120

Distance to Melay

from Angers (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 293 km

from Calais: 458 km

from Nice: 732 km

from Bordeaux: 261 km

from Strasbourg: 648 km

Getting here

Melay is in the western-centre of France. Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Melay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chemille, Cosse-d'Anjou, La Salle-de-Vihiers, La Tourlandry and Saint-Georges-Des-Gardes.

This page in French: Visiter Melay