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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Apocalypse Tapestry at 36 km from Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

Visit Saint-Florent-le-Vieil: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Florent-le-Vieil is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Apocalypse Tapestry at 36 km and Chateau d'Angers at 36 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, 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 Saint-Florent-le-Vieil in Pays de la Loire.

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

Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

The Apocalypse Tapestry is a remarkable 14th century tapestry, 100 metres long,...

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

See Chateau d'Angers guide


at 37 km (direction south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide


at 37 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angers guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 38 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 39 km (direction south-south-west), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee, known...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments, museums...

See Nantes guide
The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 44 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire Atlantique department

The Jardin Extraordinaire de Nantes has been created in an old quarry...

See The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 44 km (direction east-north-east)

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines...

See Chateau Plessis-Bourre guide


at 45 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Saint-Florent-le-Vieil


Markets in and near Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

  • Ancenis: market Thursday (12km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (18km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Cande: market Monday (22km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (27km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (27km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (35km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (36km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (36km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (37km)

Hotels near Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

More information about Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Florent-le-Vieil, France

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

National Monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (13km)
  • Jardin des plantes (43km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (39km)
  • Île Héron (France) (40km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (42km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)


Geography and distances

Saint-Florent-le-Vieil is in the western-centre of France at 37 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Florent-le-Vieil is 300 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

Canton: Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

Arrondissement: Cholet

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49410

Distance to Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

from Angers (prefecture): 37 km

from Paris: 300 km

from Calais: 450 km

from Nice: 762 km

from Bordeaux: 283 km

from Strasbourg: 666 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 Saint-Florent-le-Vieil from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Saint-Florent, Le Marillais, Montrelais, Saint-Herblon, Saint-Laurent-du-Mottay and Varades.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Florent-le-Vieil

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