Montreuil tourism and travel guide

Photo of Montreuil in Vendee

Visit Montreuil: highlights and tourist information

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Montreuil is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 53 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Montreuil is 362 kilometres from Paris).

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!


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

Map of places to visit near Montreuil

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

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


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)

Geography and distances

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

Montreuil 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 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