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Saint-Sigismond tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 4 km from Saint-Sigismond

Visit Saint-Sigismond: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 4 km and Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 4 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 9 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 9 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
 
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Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 16 km (direction north-west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Niort

Niort

at 18 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Marans

Marans

at 23 km (direction west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Vouvant guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 27 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 28 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in...

See Surgeres guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 38 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

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

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

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

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

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

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Sigismond

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Sigismond

  • Benet: market Monday (7km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (16km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (18km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (27km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (30km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (37km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (38km)

More information about Saint-Sigismond, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Sigismond, France

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

Aquarium

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

  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (4km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (7km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (8km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (8km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (38km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (47km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (33km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (42km)
  • La Guyonnière (43km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (12km)
  • Forêt de Benon (18km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (18km)
  • Zoodyssée (32km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Sigismond is in the west of France at 66 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Sigismond is 360 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Sigismond

Canton: Maillezais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85420

Distance to Saint-Sigismond

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 66 km

from Paris: 360 km

from Calais: 544 km

from Nice: 691 km

from Bordeaux: 168 km

from Strasbourg: 681 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-Sigismond from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 8 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Arcais, Bouille-Courdault, Damvix, Le Mazeau, Liez, Maillezais, Oulmes and Saint-Pierre-le-Vieux.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Sigismond

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