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Photo is of Maillezais abbey at 9 km from Vix

Visit Vix: highlights and tourist information

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Vix is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Maillezais abbey at 9 km and Marans at 12 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vix, 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 Vix in Pays de la Loire.

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

Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 9 km (direction east)

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide
Marans

Marans

at 12 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide
Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 12 km (direction north-north-east)

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Nieul-sur-l'Autise

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
 
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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 21 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Marais-Poitevin is a region of canals and marshes, an unusual environment...

See Marais Poitevin guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
Vouvant

Vouvant

Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction north-north-east)

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide
Lucon

Lucon

at 25 km (direction west-north-west)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 26 km (direction west-north-west)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

See Luçon cathedral guide
Surgeres

Surgeres

at 31 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

It is the cluster of monuments in the park in the centre...

See Surgeres guide
Niort

Niort

at 31 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

A typical local town rather than a tourist town, Niort does have...

See Niort guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

See La Rochelle guide
La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide
La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 32 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

See La Rochelle harbour guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vendee

Map of places to visit near Vix

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Markets in and near Vix

  • Marans: market Tuesday (12km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (12km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Benet: market Monday (20km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (24km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (26km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (30km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (31km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (32km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (33km)

More information about Vix, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vix, France

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

Aquarium

Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (6km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (9km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (15km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (19km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (24km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (48km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Brice (Saint-Mande-sur-Bredoire) (57km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (24km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (31km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (8km)
  • Forêt de Benon (19km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (18km)
  • Zoodyssée (43km)
 
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Geography and distances

Vix is in the west of France at 55 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Vix is 367 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vix

Canton: Maillezais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85770

Distance to Vix

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 55 km

from Paris: 367 km

from Calais: 547 km

from Nice: 704 km

from Bordeaux: 171 km

from Strasbourg: 692 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Vix from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 7 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Doix, La Taillee, Le Gue-de-Velluire, Le Poire-sur-Velluire, Maille, Montreuil and Velluire.

This page in French: Visiter Vix

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