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Passavant-sur-Layon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Aubigne-sur-Layon at 13 km from Passavant-sur-Layon

Visit Passavant-sur-Layon: highlights and tourist information

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Passavant-sur-Layon is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 13 km and Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Passavant-sur-Layon, 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 Passavant-sur-Layon in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 13 km (direction north-north-west)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 18 km (direction east)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


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

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars...

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 29 km (direction north-north-west)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in...

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 34 km (direction east)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it...

See Fontevraud Abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also...

See Montsoreau guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues...

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide


Most Beautiful Village at 37 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 38 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide


at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral...

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 42 km (direction north-north-west)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic...

See Angers Cathedral guide

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Map of places to visit near Passavant-sur-Layon


Markets in and near Passavant-sur-Layon

  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (12km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (13km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (14km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (19km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (28km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (28km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (28km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (31km)

More information about Passavant-sur-Layon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Passavant-sur-Layon, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (37km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (18km)
  • Loudun (37km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (29km)
  • Jardins du Pin (49km)
  • Parc de Lathan (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (46km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (47km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (11km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (47km)

Geography and distances

Passavant-sur-Layon is in the western-centre of France at 43 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Passavant-sur-Layon is 282 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Passavant-sur-Layon

Canton: Vihiers

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49560

Distance to Passavant-sur-Layon

from Angers (prefecture): 43 km

from Paris: 282 km

from Calais: 457 km

from Nice: 707 km

from Bordeaux: 253 km

from Strasbourg: 629 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive in a car from one of the ferry terminals - Saint Malo and Caen are most practical, allow around 3-4 hours for the journey. For driving distances to Passavant-sur-Layon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerqueux-sous-Passavant, Clere-sur-Layon, Genneton, Nueil-sur-Layon and Tremont.

This page in French: Visiter Passavant-sur-Layon

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