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Pouille tourism and travel guide

Photo of Pouille in Vendee

Photo is of Fontenay-le-Comte at 12 km from Pouille

Visit Pouille: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 12 km and Vouvant at 16 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Pouille, 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 Pouille in Pays de la Loire.

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

Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 16 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 17 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 18 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
 
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Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Marans

Marans

at 22 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
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 23 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
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 34 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
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 35 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 35 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 Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 42 km (direction south-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 42 km (direction south-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 42 km (direction south-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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Map of places to visit near Pouille

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Markets in and near Pouille

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (12km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (18km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (22km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Benet: market Monday (31km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (31km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (35km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (36km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (36km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (40km)

More information about Pouille, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Pouille, France

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

Aquarium

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) (16km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (22km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (7km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (16km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (25km)
  • Forêt de Benon (36km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (43km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (16km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (42km)
  • Zoodyssée (59km)
 
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Geography and distances

Pouille is in the west of France at 40 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Pouille is 359 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Pouille

Canton: Hermenault

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85570

Distance to Pouille

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 359 km

from Calais: 535 km

from Nice: 716 km

from Bordeaux: 188 km

from Strasbourg: 692 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 Pouille from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Themer, Marsais-Sainte-Radegonde, Mouzeuil-Saint-Martin, Nalliers, Petosse, Saint-Etienne-de-Brillouet, Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines, Saint-Valerien and Thire.

This page in French: Visiter Pouille

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