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Saint-Valerien tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Valerien in Vendee

Photo is of Fontenay-le-Comte at 12 km from Saint-Valerien

Visit Saint-Valerien: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Fontenay-le-Comte at 12 km and Vouvant at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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

Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 19 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide
 
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Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 23 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 23 km (direction south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Marans

Marans

at 24 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 35 km (direction east-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 east-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 36 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
Niort

Niort

at 43 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
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
Longeville-sur-Mer

Longeville-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 44 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Valerien

 
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Markets in and near Saint-Valerien

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (12km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (27km)
  • Benet: market Monday (32km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (33km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (35km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (36km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (38km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (41km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Valerien, France

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

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

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (14km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (23km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (23km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (31km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (6km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (16km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (27km)
  • Forêt de Benon (38km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (41km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (15km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (40km)
  • Zoodyssée (60km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Valerien is in the west of France at 40 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Valerien is 357 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Valerien

Canton: Hermenault

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85570

Distance to Saint-Valerien

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 40 km

from Paris: 357 km

from Calais: 533 km

from Nice: 716 km

from Bordeaux: 190 km

from Strasbourg: 691 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-Valerien from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 9 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Chapelle-Themer, Marsais-Sainte-Radegonde, Petosse, Pouille, Saint-Cyr-Des-Gats, Saint-Etienne-de-Brillouet, Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salle, Saint-Martin-Des-Fontaines and Thire.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Valerien

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