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Petosse tourism and travel guide

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Visit Petosse: highlights and tourist information

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Petosse is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 44 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Petosse is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 8 km and Vouvant at 15 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Petosse, 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 Petosse 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 Petosse


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

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

Petosse 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 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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