Saint-Georges-sur-Layon tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Georges-sur-Layon is situated in the Maine-et-Loire 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 Saint-Georges-sur-Layon in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 7 km and Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay at 18 km.

Saint-Georges-sur-Layon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

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

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by...

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Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

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at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is...

See Saumur guide
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Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across...

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

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also...

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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 32 km (direction east)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one...

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Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an...

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at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 33 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the...

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Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you...

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Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 33 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 34 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 34 km (direction north-west)

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Georges-sur-Layon

  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (7km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (13km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (18km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (19km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (24km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (27km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (27km)
  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Georges-sur-Layon, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (40km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (18km)
  • Loudun (40km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (35km)
  • Jardins du Pin (44km)
  • Parc de Lathan (50km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (37km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (5km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (54km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Georges-sur-Layon is in the western-centre of France at 34 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Georges-sur-Layon is 274 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Georges-sur-Layon

Canton: Doué-la-Fontaine

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49700

Distance to Saint-Georges-sur-Layon

from Angers (prefecture): 34 km

from Paris: 274 km

from Calais: 448 km

from Nice: 711 km

from Bordeaux: 263 km

from Strasbourg: 624 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-Georges-sur-Layon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 10 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brigne, Concourson-sur-Layon, La Fosse-de-Tigne, Les Verchers-sur-Layon, Louerre, Louresse-Rochemenier, Martigne-Briand, Tancoigne, Tigne and Tremont.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Georges-sur-Layon


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