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Nieul-sur-l'Autise tourism and travel guide

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Visit Nieul-sur-l'Autise: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill

Nieul-sur-l'Autise is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Nieul-sur-l'Autise. For detailed visitor information see the Nieul-sur-l'Autise travel guide.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 11 km and Coulon at 13 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Nieul-sur-l'Autise, 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 Nieul-sur-l'Autise in Pays de la Loire.

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 7 km (direction south-west)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 11 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 13 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 15 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


Most Beautiful Village at 18 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 20 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 25 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


at 36 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide


at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 37 km (direction west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


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

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

See Parthenay guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 47 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle guide

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Map of places to visit near Nieul-sur-l'Autise


Markets in and near Nieul-sur-l'Autise

  • Benet: market Monday (9km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (10km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (20km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (27km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (30km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (35km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (36km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (37km)

More information about Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Nieul-sur-l'Autise, France

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


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

  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (0km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (7km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (9km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (18km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (45km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (53km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (61km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (29km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (38km)
  • La Guyonnière (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (47km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (18km)
  • Forêt de Benon (25km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (11km)
  • Zoodyssée (38km)

Geography and distances

Nieul-sur-l'Autise is in the west of France at 63 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Nieul-sur-l'Autise is 353 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Canton: Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85240

Distance to Nieul-sur-l'Autise

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 63 km

from Paris: 353 km

from Calais: 537 km

from Nice: 693 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 677 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 Nieul-sur-l'Autise from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Bouille-Courdault, Liez, Maillezais, Oulmes, Saint-Hilaire-Des-Loges, Saint-Martin-de-Fraigneau, Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux and Xanton-Chassenon.

This page in French: Visiter Nieul-sur-l'Autise

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