Vernantes tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vernantes in Maine-et-Loire

Photo is of Saumur at 18 km from Vernantes

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.

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saumur at 18 km and Chateau de Saumur at 18 km.

Vernantes, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 18 km (direction south-west)

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 18 km (direction south-west)

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

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Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south)

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

See Montsoreau guide


at 20 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bauge guide


Most Beautiful Village at 20 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

In the village of Candes-Saint-Martin, a 'most beautiful village in France', you can see...

See Candes-Saint-Martin guide
Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Candes-Saint-Martin collegiate church

Church at 20 km (direction south), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The collegiate church of Candes-Saint-Martin has numerous medieval statues incorporated in the facade and...

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Fontevraud Abbey

Fontevraud Abbey

Abbey at 23 km (direction south)

The Fontevraud Abbey has a great deal to see: it is one of the...

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Chateau d\'Ussé

Chateau d'Ussé

Castle at 24 km (direction east-south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

The imposing Chateau d'Usse, next to the Loire, is an imposing medieval-renaissance castle surrounded...

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at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

As well as the castle, Chinon has a very impressive medieval centre to explore...

See Chinon guide
Chateau de Langeais

Chateau de Langeais

Castle at 28 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Langeais is a medieval-renaissance castle with nicely furnished rooms and the oldest...

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at 28 km (direction east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Langeais is a small town with a pretty town centre, best known for the...

See Langeais guide
Chateau de Chinon

Chateau de Chinon

Castle at 29 km (direction south-east), in the Indre-et-Loire department

Château de Chinon retains more medieval elements than most Loire Valley castles...

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Chateau du Lude

Chateau du Lude

Castle at 29 km (direction north-north-east), in the Sarthe department

The Chateau de Lude and its lovely gardens are the closest of the Loire...

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Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Chateau de Montreuil-Bellay

Castle at 33 km (direction south-west)

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

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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

What to do at Vernantes? 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

Churches and religious monuments

Remarkable gardens

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

Vernantes is in the western-centre of France at 46 kilometres from Angers, the department capital (general information: Vernantes is 236 kilometres from Paris).

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

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