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Saint-Laon tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Laon in Vienne

Photo is of Moncontour, Vienne at 11 km from Saint-Laon

Visit Saint-Laon: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Laon is situated in the Vienne department and Nouvelle-Aquitaine region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Moncontour, Vienne at 11 km and Thouars at 15 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Laon, 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-Laon in Nouvelle-Aquitaine.

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

Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 11 km (direction south)

As well as the castle in Moncontour, you will...

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 15 km (direction west), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 23 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Fontevraud Abbey guide
 
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Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church guide
Candes-Saint-Martin

Candes-Saint-Martin

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

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

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Montsoreau

Montsoreau

Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Montsoreau guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 28 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most...

See Chateau de Chinon guide
Chateau du Rivau

Chateau du Rivau

Castle at 29 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

One of the more modest castles in the region, both the...

See Chateau du Rivau guide
Chinon

Chinon

at 30 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 31 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 32 km (direction north-north-west), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Saumur guide
Tavant

Tavant

at 35 km (direction east-north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Tavant is a small village but a visit to se...

See Tavant guide
Chateau d'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 38 km (direction north-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance...

See Chateau d'Ussé guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vienne

Map of places to visit near Saint-Laon

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Laon

  • Loudun: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (15km)
  • Airvault: market Saturday (19km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Richelieu: market Monday & Friday (26km)
  • Mirebeau: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (27km)
  • Thenezay: market Sunday (29km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (29km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (30km)

More information about Saint-Laon, Poitou-Charentes

Tourist attractions near Saint-Laon, France

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

Aquarium

  • Aquarium de Loudun (8km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Loudun (8km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay (20km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Laon is in the west of France at 52 kilometres from Poitiers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Laon is 273 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Laon

Canton: Loudun

Arrondissement: Châtellerault

Department: Vienne

Region: Poitou-Charentes

New region: Nouvelle-Aquitaine

Postcode: 86200

Distance to Saint-Laon

from Poitiers (prefecture): 52 km

from Paris: 273 km

from Calais: 462 km

from Nice: 676 km

from Bordeaux: 242 km

from Strasbourg: 607 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive here by car - the ferry ports such as Caen, Saint Malo and Cherbourg are convenient at around 4-5 hours drive. For driving distances to Saint-Laon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcay, Curcay-sur-Dive, Glenouze, Mouterre-Silly, Oiron, Pas-de-Jeu and Ranton.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Laon

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