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Moutiers-sur-le-Lay tourism and travel guide

Photo of Moutiers-sur-le-Lay in Vendee

Photo is of Lucon at 11 km from Moutiers-sur-le-Lay

Visit Moutiers-sur-le-Lay: highlights and tourist information

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Moutiers-sur-le-Lay is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lucon at 11 km and Luçon cathedral at 11 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Moutiers-sur-le-Lay, 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 Moutiers-sur-le-Lay in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 11 km (direction south)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-west)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


at 29 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 30 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Vouvant guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 31 km (direction south-west)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west-south-west)

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


at 36 km (direction west)

The small town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is mainly known for the Chateau de...

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 38 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 40 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

The small resort of Bourgenay has a port and a popular beach...

See Port Bourgenay guide


at 42 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide

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

Map of places to visit near Moutiers-sur-le-Lay


Markets in and near Moutiers-sur-le-Lay

  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (24km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (25km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (27km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (29km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (30km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (35km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (39km)

Hotels near Moutiers-sur-le-Lay

More information about Moutiers-sur-le-Lay, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Moutiers-sur-le-Lay, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (33km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (37km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (38km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (40km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (2km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (11km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (38km)
  • Forêt de Benon (49km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (42km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (32km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (41km)

Geography and distances

Moutiers-sur-le-Lay is in the west of France at 23 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Moutiers-sur-le-Lay is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Moutiers-sur-le-Lay

Canton: Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais

Arrondissement: Roche-sur-Yon

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85320

Distance to Moutiers-sur-le-Lay

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 536 km

from Nice: 733 km

from Bordeaux: 196 km

from Strasbourg: 705 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 Moutiers-sur-le-Lay from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bessay, Chateau-Guibert, Corpe, Les Pineaux, Mareuil-sur-Lay-Dissais, Peault, Saint-Jean-de-Beugne and Sainte-Pexine.

This page in French: Visiter Moutiers-sur-le-Lay

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