Petosse tourism and travel guide

Photo of Petosse in Vendee

Photo is of Fontenay-le-Comte at 8 km from Petosse

Visit Petosse: highlights and tourist information

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

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Petosse in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 8 km and Vouvant at 15 km.

Petosse, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 8 km (direction east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 18 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 19 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
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at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 20 km (direction west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 20 km (direction south-south-west), 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-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 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


at 39 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
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 41 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide

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Markets in and near Petosse

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (8km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Benet: market Monday (27km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (28km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (36km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (39km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (39km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (40km)

More information about Petosse, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Petosse, France

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


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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (15km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (18km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (18km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (19km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (27km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (11km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (20km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (21km)
  • Forêt de Benon (32km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (13km)
  • Zoodyssée (55km)

Geography and distances

Petosse is in the west of France at 44 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Petosse is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Petosse

Canton: Hermenault

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85570

Distance to Petosse

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 536 km

from Nice: 712 km

from Bordeaux: 185 km

from Strasbourg: 690 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 Petosse from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Auzay, Chaix, Le Langon, Longeves, Mouzeuil-Saint-Martin, Pouille, Saint-Valerien and Serigne.

This page in French: Visiter Petosse


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