Vouille-les-Marais tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vouille-les-Marais in Vendee

Photo is of Marans at 9 km from Vouille-les-Marais

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Vouille-les-Marais is situated in the Vendee 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 Vouille-les-Marais in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Marans at 9 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 15 km.

Vouille-les-Marais, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 9 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide


at 15 km (direction east-north-east)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 17 km (direction east)

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

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at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 22 km (direction east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


Most Beautiful Village at 25 km (direction north-east)

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

See Vouvant guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction west)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula - or...

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Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 29 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

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La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of items collected...

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La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 29 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La Rochelle...

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Markets in and near Vouille-les-Marais

  • Marans: market Tuesday (9km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (15km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (17km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Benet: market Monday (28km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (28km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (29km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (30km)
  • Aytre: market Friday (31km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (34km)

More information about Vouille-les-Marais, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vouille-les-Marais, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (45km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (14km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (17km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (25km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (27km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (55km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (19km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (24km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (51km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (14km)
  • Forêt de Benon (25km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (21km)
  • Zoodyssée (51km)

Geography and distances

Vouille-les-Marais is in the west of France at 47 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Vouille-les-Marais is 370 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Vouille-les-Marais

Canton: Chaillé-les-Marais

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85450

Distance to Vouille-les-Marais

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 47 km

from Paris: 370 km

from Calais: 548 km

from Nice: 712 km

from Bordeaux: 175 km

from Strasbourg: 698 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 Vouille-les-Marais from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chaille-les-Marais, La Taillee, Le Gue-de-Velluire, Le Langon, Le Poire-sur-Velluire and Velluire.

This page in French: Visiter Vouille-les-Marais