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Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine in Vendee

Photo is of Lucon at 5 km from Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine

Visit Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lucon at 5 km and Luçon cathedral at 5 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine, 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 Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 5 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 21 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


at 23 km (direction east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 28 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 31 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 34 km (direction east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 36 km (direction south), 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 36 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 36 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide
La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 36 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an...

See La Rochelle Natural History Museum guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine


Markets in and near Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine

  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (5km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (21km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (23km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (24km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (27km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (33km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (34km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (35km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (36km)

More information about Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (34km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (28km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (29km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (31km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (34km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (10km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (11km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (30km)
  • Forêt de Benon (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (28km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine is in the west of France at 32 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine

Canton: Luçon

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85400

Distance to Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 370 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 726 km

from Bordeaux: 187 km

from Strasbourg: 705 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-Gemme-la-Plaine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Corpe, Lucon, Saint-Aubin-la-Plaine and Saint-Jean-de-Beugne.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Gemme-la-Plaine

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