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Valanjou tourism and travel guide

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Aubigne-sur-Layon at 10 km and Chateau de Brissac at 17 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Valanjou, 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 Valanjou in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Valanjou


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)

More information about Valanjou, Pays de la Loire

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

  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (30km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (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)

Geography and distances

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

Valanjou is in the western-centre of France. 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

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