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Saint-Paul-du-Bois tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Aubigne-sur-Layon at 16 km from Saint-Paul-du-Bois

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Saint-Paul-du-Bois 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-Paul-du-Bois in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 16 km and Thouars at 28 km.

Saint-Paul-du-Bois, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 16 km (direction north-north-east)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


at 28 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Thouars guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 30 km (direction east)

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 30 km (direction east)

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

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at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 41 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

The mighty fortified walls of Chateau d'Angers form an interesting contrast with...

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 43 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 44 km (direction west), in the Vendee department

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

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Moncontour, Vienne

Moncontour, Vienne

at 46 km (direction east-south-east), in the Vienne department

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

See Moncontour, Vienne guide
Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 46 km (direction east)

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Paul-du-Bois

  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (7km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (13km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (20km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (21km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (23km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (24km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (25km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (27km)
  • Thouars: market Tuesday & Friday all day (27km)
  • Montreuil-Bellay: market Tuesday (30km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Paul-du-Bois, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (30km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (37km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (37km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (38km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (42km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (43km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (17km)
  • Jardins du Pin (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (36km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (22km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (36km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Paul-du-Bois is in the western-centre of France at 44 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Saint-Paul-du-Bois is 292 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Paul-du-Bois

Canton: Vihiers

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49310

Distance to Saint-Paul-du-Bois

from Angers (prefecture): 44 km

from Paris: 292 km

from Calais: 464 km

from Nice: 716 km

from Bordeaux: 249 km

from Strasbourg: 641 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-Paul-du-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Cerqueux-sous-Passavant, Saint-Maurice-la-Fougereuse and Somloire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Paul-du-Bois


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