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Saint-Mesmin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Mesmin in Vendee

Photo is of Vouvant at 25 km from Saint-Mesmin

Visit Saint-Mesmin: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Mesmin is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Vouvant at 25 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 37 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Mesmin, 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-Mesmin in Pays de la Loire.

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



Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction south)

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

See Vouvant guide


at 37 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 41 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide


at 41 km (direction south)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


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

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

See Thouars guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 47 km (direction south)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 50 km (direction south-west)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 50 km (direction south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 51 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th century castles...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 51 km (direction north-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


at 53 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Clisson guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 58 km (direction east-north-east), in the Maine-et-Loire department

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Mesmin


Markets in and near Saint-Mesmin

  • Mauleon: market Friday (15km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (30km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (32km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (36km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (37km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (38km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (41km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (41km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (42km)

More information about Saint-Mesmin, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Mesmin, France

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

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) (25km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (24km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (34km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (40km)
  • La Guyonnière (45km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (19km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (32km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (18km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (31km)
  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (55km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Mesmin is in the west of France at 54 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Mesmin is 325 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Mesmin

Canton: Pouzauges

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85700

Distance to Saint-Mesmin

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 54 km

from Paris: 325 km

from Calais: 499 km

from Nice: 714 km

from Bordeaux: 218 km

from Strasbourg: 665 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-Mesmin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerizay, La Pommeraie-sur-Sevre, Montournais, Montravers and Saint-Andre-sur-Sevre.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Mesmin

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