Valanjou tourism and travel guide

Photo of Valanjou in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Aubigne-sur-Layon at 10 km from Valanjou

Visit Valanjou: highlights and tourist information

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Valanjou is situated in the Maine-et-Loire 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 Valanjou in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 10 km and Chateau de Brissac at 17 km.

Valanjou, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Aubigne-sur-Layon

Aubigne-sur-Layon

at 10 km (direction east)

The small village of Aubigne-sur-Layon is very pretty, especially in late spring and summer...

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide
Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 17 km (direction north-north-east)

The Chateau de Brissac is the tallest castle in France, has more than 200...

See Chateau de Brissac guide
Cholet

Cholet

at 27 km (direction west-south-west)

Cholet is a pleasant town in the Maine et Loire department....

See Cholet guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

The Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin in Angers combines 1500 years of religious architecture with...

See Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin guide
 
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Angers

Angers

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

Most famous for its castle, Angers also has a cathedral and many other interesting...

See Angers guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Apocalypse Tapestry guide
Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 29 km (direction west-south-west)

The cathedral in Angers is the earliest example of Angevin gothic architecture in France...

See Angers Cathedral guide
Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 34 km (direction east)

The Château de Montreuil-Bellay is an impressive 15th century castle surrouned by medieval ramparts...

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide
Thouars

Thouars

at 39 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Best known for its 17th century castle, in Thouars you can also see several...

See Thouars guide
Saumur

Saumur

at 39 km (direction east)

The town of Saumur, in the shadow of the famous castle, is a lovely...

See Saumur guide
Chateau de Saumur

Chateau de Saumur

Castle at 40 km (direction east)

The Chateau de Saumur stands in an impressive location with views across the Loire...

See Chateau de Saumur guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 43 km (direction east)

The most unusual feature of Chateau Plessis-Bourre is the way it combines medieval and...

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Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 45 km (direction west-south-west), in the Vendee department

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

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Markets in and near Valanjou

  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (10km)
  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (19km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (20km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (24km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (27km)
  • Cholet: market Saturday all day & Monday all day (27km)
  • Argenton-Chateau: market Thursday (27km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (28km)

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Tourist attractions near Valanjou, France

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

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (35km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (30km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (30km)
  • Eglise de Saint Généroux (Saint-Generoux) (50km)
  • Eglise Abbatial de Saint Jouin (Saint-Jouin-de-Marnes) (55km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (25km)
  • Jardins du Pin (30km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (33km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (44km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (22km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (44km)
 
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Geography and distances

Valanjou is in the western-centre of France at 29 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Valanjou is 285 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Valanjou

Canton: Thouarcé

Arrondissement: Angers

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49670

Distance to Valanjou

from Angers (prefecture): 29 km

from Paris: 285 km

from Calais: 452 km

from Nice: 726 km

from Bordeaux: 264 km

from Strasbourg: 640 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 Valanjou from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 1 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chanzeaux.

This page in French: Visiter Valanjou