Oulmes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Oulmes in Vendee

Visit Oulmes: highlights and tourist information

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Oulmes is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 65 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Oulmes is 354 kilometres from Paris).

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!


... 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

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


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (46km)

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

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

Oulmes 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 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