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Puy-de-Serre tourism and travel guide

Photo of Puy-de-Serre in Vendee

Photo is of Vouvant at 8 km from Puy-de-Serre

Visit Puy-de-Serre: highlights and tourist information

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Puy-de-Serre is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

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

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Puy-de-Serre, 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 Puy-de-Serre in Pays de la Loire.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 8 km (direction west)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 15 km (direction south-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 15 km (direction south)

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

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

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre...

See Coulon guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 30 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort...

See Niort guide


at 33 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint...

See Parthenay guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide


at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire

Church at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The church of Saint-Hilare in Melle is a very impressive example of...

See Melle Church of Saint-Hilaire guide


at 55 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The town of Melle is best known for its...

See Melle guide

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Map of places to visit near Puy-de-Serre


Markets in and near Puy-de-Serre

  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (11km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Benet: market Monday (22km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (31km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (33km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (34km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (36km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (37km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (39km)

More information about Puy-de-Serre, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Puy-de-Serre, France

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

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) (8km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (16km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (22km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (26km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (50km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (54km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (26km)
  • La Guyonnière (33km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (36km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (55km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (32km)
  • Forêt de Benon (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (8km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (41km)

Geography and distances

Puy-de-Serre is in the west of France at 58 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Puy-de-Serre is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Puy-de-Serre

Canton: Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85240

Distance to Puy-de-Serre

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 522 km

from Nice: 699 km

from Bordeaux: 192 km

from Strasbourg: 670 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 Puy-de-Serre from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Faymoreau, Foussais-Payre, Le Busseau, Loge-Fougereuse, Marillet, Saint-Hilaire-de-Voust and Saint-Maurice-Des-Noues.

This page in French: Visiter Puy-de-Serre

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