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Montaigu tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montaigu in Vendee

Photo is of Clisson at 13 km from Montaigu

Visit Montaigu: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Clisson at 13 km and Chateau de Tiffauges at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montaigu, 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 Montaigu in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 13 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having...

See Clisson guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 33 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments, museums...

See Nantes guide


Seaside resort at 56 km (direction west-south-west)

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


Seaside resort at 56 km (direction west-south-west)

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts -...

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 57 km (direction west-south-west)

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and...

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


Most Beautiful Village at 61 km (direction south-east)

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of...

See Vouvant guide

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

Map of places to visit near Montaigu


Markets in and near Montaigu

  • Clisson: market Friday (13km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (29km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Nantes: market Sunday (34km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (34km)
  • Bouaye: market Thursday (34km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (34km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (35km)
  • Indre: market Sunday (37km)

More information about Montaigu, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Montaigu, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (33km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (31km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (31km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (32km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (39km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (30km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (34km)
  • Carquefou (39km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (31km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (38km)

Geography and distances

Montaigu is in the west of France at 35 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Montaigu is 344 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montaigu

Canton: Montaigu

Arrondissement: Roche-sur-Yon

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85600

Distance to Montaigu

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 344 km

from Calais: 499 km

from Nice: 762 km

from Bordeaux: 244 km

from Strasbourg: 700 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 Montaigu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouffere, La Guyonniere, Saint-Georges-de-Montaigu and Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay.

This page in French: Visiter Montaigu

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