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Oulmes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Oulmes in Vendee

Photo is of Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 3 km from Oulmes

Visit Oulmes: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 3 km and Maillezais abbey at 6 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Oulmes, 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 Oulmes in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 3 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 10 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 12 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 18 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


Most Beautiful Village at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Vouvant guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 24 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

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 the river...

See Marans guide


at 34 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide


at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 39 km (direction west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 42 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 44 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

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

Map of places to visit near Oulmes


Markets in and near Oulmes

  • Benet: market Monday (6km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (10km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (13km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (18km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (27km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (28km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (33km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (34km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (39km)

More information about Oulmes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Oulmes, France

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


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) (3km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (6km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (11km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (21km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (42km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (50km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (32km)
  • La Guyonnière (38km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (41km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (17km)
  • Forêt de Benon (23km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (14km)
  • Zoodyssée (35km)

Geography and distances

Oulmes is in the west of France at 65 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Oulmes is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Oulmes

Canton: Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85420

Distance to Oulmes

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 65 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 539 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 174 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 Oulmes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Benet, Bouille-Courdault, Liez, Maillezais, Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Saint-Martin-de-Fraigneau, Saint-Pompain, Saint-Sigismond and Xanton-Chassenon.

This page in French: Visiter Oulmes

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