Sainte-Cecile tourism and travel guide

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Sainte-Cecile is situated in the Vendee 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 Sainte-Cecile in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Tiffauges at 30 km and Lucon at 32 km.

Sainte-Cecile, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 30 km (direction )

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

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at 32 km (direction south)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Vouvant guide
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at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


at 40 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Clisson guide


Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 48 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


at 49 km (direction south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 49 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

The small town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is mainly known for the Chateau de...

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 50 km (direction south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


Seaside resort at 51 km (direction south-west)

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 51 km (direction south-west)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide

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Markets in and near Sainte-Cecile

  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (9km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (25km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (32km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (34km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (39km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (40km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (40km)
  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (43km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (43km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (44km)

More information about Sainte-Cecile, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Cecile, France

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

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (49km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (33km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (49km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (50km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (51km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (20km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (23km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (41km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (58km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (22km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (21km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (38km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Cecile is in the west of France at 25 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Cecile is 349 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Cecile

Canton: Essarts

Arrondissement: Roche-sur-Yon

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85110

Distance to Sainte-Cecile

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 25 km

from Paris: 349 km

from Calais: 515 km

from Nice: 738 km

from Bordeaux: 216 km

from Strasbourg: 694 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 Sainte-Cecile from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Mouchamps, Saint-Martin-Des-Noyers, Saint-Vincent-Sterlanges and Sainte-Florence.

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