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Torfou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Torfou in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Tiffauges at 2 km from Torfou

Visit Torfou: highlights and tourist information

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Torfou is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Tiffauges at 2 km and Clisson at 14 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Torfou, 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 Torfou in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 2 km (direction south), in the Vendee department

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 14 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Clisson guide


at 38 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has...

See Nantes guide


at 53 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 58 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 64 km (direction north-east)

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau d'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 64 km (direction north-east)

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 64 km (direction north-east)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 64 km (direction north-east)

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

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide


at 64 km (direction north-east)

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

See Angers guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Maine-et-Loire

Map of places to visit near Torfou


Markets in and near Torfou

  • Saint-Macaire-en-Mauges: market Friday (13km)
  • Clisson: market Friday (13km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (18km)
  • Beaupreau: market Monday (21km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (30km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (31km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (35km)
  • Ancenis: market Thursday (37km)
  • Reze: market Tuesday & Friday (38km)
  • Carquefou: market Thursday (40km)

More information about Torfou, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Torfou, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (28km)
  • Jardin des plantes (38km)
  • Jardins du Pin (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Héron (France) (35km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (37km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (43km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (21km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Cholet (18km)
  • Carquefou (40km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (22km)

Geography and distances

Torfou is in the western-centre of France at 64 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Torfou is 328 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Torfou

Canton: Montfaucon-Montigné

Arrondissement: Cholet

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49660

Distance to Torfou

from Angers (prefecture): 64 km

from Paris: 328 km

from Calais: 486 km

from Nice: 752 km

from Bordeaux: 248 km

from Strasbourg: 684 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 Torfou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Boussay, Le Longeron, Roussay, Saint-Aubin-Des-Ormeaux and Tiffauges.

This page in French: Visiter Torfou

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