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Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines in Vendee

Photo is of Vouvant at 11 km from Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines

Visit Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 11 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines, 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-Martin-Des-Fontaines in Pays de la Loire.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 11 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 11 km (direction south-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


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

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


Most Beautiful Village at 34 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west-south-west)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


at 42 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 44 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
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 47 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


Seaside resort at 47 km (direction west-south-west)

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines


Markets in and near Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (12km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (25km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Benet: market Monday (30km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (36km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (40km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (41km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (42km)

More information about Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines, France

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


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) (11km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (22km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (30km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (8km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (18km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (28km)
  • Forêt de Benon (39km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (39km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (13km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (39km)
  • Zoodyssée (59km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines is in the west of France at 42 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines is 354 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines

Canton: Hermenault

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85570

Distance to Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 42 km

from Paris: 354 km

from Calais: 530 km

from Nice: 714 km

from Bordeaux: 191 km

from Strasbourg: 687 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 Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Themer, Marsais-Sainte-Radegonde, Pouille, Saint-Cyr-Des-Gats, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salle, Saint-Valerien and Serigne.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines

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