Montournais tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Vouvant at 19 km from Montournais

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Montournais in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 19 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 31 km.

Montournais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 31 km (direction south)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 40 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known...

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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 41 km (direction south)

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

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at 41 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

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at 44 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 44 km (direction south-west)

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

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Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 48 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 48 km (direction south-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide


at 50 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

See Thouars guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 51 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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at 51 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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at 52 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide

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Map of places to visit near Montournais


Markets in and near Montournais

  • Mauleon: market Friday (21km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (24km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (31km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (32km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (36km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (37km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (41km)
  • Benet: market Monday (43km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (44km)

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Tourist attractions near Montournais, France

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

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 (Vouvant) (19km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (36km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (41km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (28km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (30km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (34km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (21km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (37km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (21km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (26km)

Geography and distances

Montournais is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Montournais is 331 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montournais

Canton: Pouzauges

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85700

Distance to Montournais

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 331 km

from Calais: 506 km

from Nice: 714 km

from Bordeaux: 212 km

from Strasbourg: 670 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 Montournais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Meilleraie-Tillay, Menomblet, Pouzauges, Reaumur, Saint-Germain-l'Aiguiller, Saint-Mesmin and Saint-Pierre-du-Chemin.

This page in French: Visiter Montournais


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