Vernantes tourism and travel guide

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Visit Vernantes: highlights and tourist information

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Vernantes is situated in the Maine-et-Loire department and Pays de la Loire region, in the western-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Vernantes is 236 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 18 km and Chateau de Saumur at 18 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vernantes, 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 Vernantes 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 Vernantes

Markets in and near Vernantes

  • Longue-Jumelles: market Thursday (13km)
  • Noyant: market Friday (14km)
  • Bourgueil: market Tuesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Saumur: market Wednesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (18km)
  • Montsoreau: market Sunday (20km)
  • Beaufort-en-Vallee: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Avoine: market Friday (23km)
  • Chateau-la-Valliere: market Monday (27km)
  • Langeais: market Sunday (28km)
  • Chinon: market Thursday all day & Sunday (29km)

More information about Vernantes, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vernantes, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Vernantes.


  • Aquarium de Loudun (42km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

  • Montreuil-Bellay (33km)
  • La Fleche (35km)
  • Loudun (43km)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Loire-Anjou-Touraine (17km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Collegiale Church (Candes-Saint-Martin) (20km)
  • Prieuré de Notre-Dame de Cunault (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre Dame (Chenehutte-Treves-Cunault) (22km)
  • Abbaye Notre Dame de Fontevraud (Fontevraud Abbey) (23km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Parc de Lathan (12km)
  • Parc et jardins du château du Lude (29km)
  • Les jardins de la Chatonnière (35km)
  • Les jardins du château de Villandry (35km)
  • Les jardins du château du Rivau (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Île Saint-Aubin (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Doué-la-Fontaine (35km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vernantes

Canton: Longué-Jumelles

Arrondissement: Saumur

Department: Maine-et-Loire

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 49390

Distance to Vernantes

from Angers (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 236 km

from Calais: 417 km

from Nice: 695 km

from Bordeaux: 288 km

from Strasbourg: 588 km

Getting here

Vernantes 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 Vernantes from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Breille-les-Pins and Vernoil.

This page in French: Visiter Vernantes