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Montreuil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montreuil in Vendee

Photo is of Fontenay-le-Comte at 7 km from Montreuil

Visit Montreuil: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 7 km and Maillezais abbey at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Montreuil, 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 Montreuil in Pays de la Loire.

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

Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 7 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 9 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 12 km (direction east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Marans

Marans

at 16 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
 
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Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 22 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 26 km (direction west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 26 km (direction west)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in...

See Luçon cathedral guide
Niort

Niort

at 30 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town,...

See Niort guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 35 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 37 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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Map of places to visit near Montreuil

 
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Markets in and near Montreuil

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (7km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (18km)
  • Benet: market Monday (19km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (30km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (34km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (37km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (37km)

More information about Montreuil, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Montreuil, France

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

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

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 de l'Assomption (Maille) (8km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (9km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (12km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (21km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (29km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (59km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (12km)
  • Forêt de Benon (23km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (13km)
  • Zoodyssée (45km)
 
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Geography and distances

Montreuil is in the west of France at 53 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Montreuil is 362 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Montreuil

Canton: Fontenay-le-Comte

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85200

Distance to Montreuil

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 53 km

from Paris: 362 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 688 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 Montreuil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzay, Chaix, Doix, Fontaines, Le Poire-sur-Velluire, Velluire and Vix.

This page in French: Visiter Montreuil

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