Vauchretien tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vauchretien in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Chateau de Brissac at 3 km from Vauchretien

Visit Vauchretien: highlights and tourist information

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Vauchretien 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 Vauchretien in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau de Brissac at 3 km and Aubigne-sur-Layon at 13 km.

Vauchretien, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Chateau de Brissac

Chateau de Brissac

Castle at 3 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau de Brissac guide


at 13 km (direction south)

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

See Aubigne-sur-Layon guide


at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Angers guide
Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Collegiate Church of Saint-Martin

Church at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Angers Cathedral

Angers Cathedral

Cathedral at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Angers Cathedral guide
Apocalypse Tapestry

Apocalypse Tapestry

at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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Chateau d\'Angers

Chateau d'Angers

Castle at 16 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Chateau d'Angers guide
Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Chateau Plessis-Bourre

Castle at 30 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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at 31 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 32 km (direction east)

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

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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay guide


at 36 km (direction east-north-east)

Bauge is a small traditional town with a small castle - and a very...

See Bauge guide


Most Beautiful Village at 42 km (direction east-south-east)

Montsoreau, listed as a 'most beautiful villages in France', also has an interesting troglodyte...

See Montsoreau guide


at 43 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Cholet guide

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Map of places to visit near Vauchretien


Markets in and near Vauchretien

  • Brissac-Quince: market Thursday (3km)
  • Thouarce: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Trelaze: market Sunday (12km)
  • Angers: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (15km)
  • Saint-Barthelemy-d'Anjou: market Tuesday (15km)
  • Vihiers: market Wednesday (21km)
  • Doue-la-Fontaine: market Monday (22km)
  • Chalonnes-sur-Loire: market Tuesday & Saturday (22km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (23km)
  • Chemille: market Thursday (23km)

More information about Vauchretien, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vauchretien, France

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


  • Aquarium de Loudun (55km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (33km)
  • La Fleche (50km)
  • Loudun (56km)

Regional Natural Parcs

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Pin (30km)
  • Parc oriental de Maulévrier (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (20km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (21km)

Geography and distances

Vauchretien is in the western-centre of France at 17 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Vauchretien is 270 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vauchretien

Canton: Thouarcé

Arrondissement: Angers

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49320

Distance to Vauchretien

from Angers (prefecture): 17 km

from Paris: 270 km

from Calais: 436 km

from Nice: 725 km

from Bordeaux: 278 km

from Strasbourg: 628 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 Vauchretien from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Brissac-Quince, Faye-d'Anjou, Les Alleuds, Moze-sur-Louet, Notre-Dame-d'Allencon, Saint-Melaine-sur-Aubance and Soulaines-sur-Aubance.

This page in French: Visiter Vauchretien