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Saint-Maurice-le-Girard tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Maurice-le-Girard in Vendee

Photo is of Vouvant at 8 km from Saint-Maurice-le-Girard

Visit Saint-Maurice-le-Girard: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Maurice-le-Girard 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 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Maurice-le-Girard, 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-Maurice-le-Girard 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 south-south-east)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 20 km (direction south)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 26 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 34 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 35 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide


at 40 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 41 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 43 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Parthenay guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 43 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 44 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 48 km (direction north-west)

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 52 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Maurice-le-Girard


Markets in and near Saint-Maurice-le-Girard

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (20km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (32km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (35km)
  • Benet: market Monday (35km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (35km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (40km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (43km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (45km)

More information about Saint-Maurice-le-Girard, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Maurice-le-Girard, France

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

Grand sites of France

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) (26km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (31km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (35km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (19km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (27km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (41km)
  • La Guyonnière (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (39km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (29km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (15km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (29km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Maurice-le-Girard is in the west of France at 47 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maurice-le-Girard is 341 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maurice-le-Girard

Canton: Châtaigneraie

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85390

Distance to Saint-Maurice-le-Girard

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 341 km

from Calais: 517 km

from Nice: 712 km

from Bordeaux: 202 km

from Strasbourg: 676 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-Maurice-le-Girard from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antigny, Cheffois, La Chataigneraie, La Tardiere, Mouilleron-en-Pareds, Saint-Germain-l'Aiguiller, Saint-Sulpice-en-Pareds and Thouarsais-Bouildroux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Maurice-le-Girard

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