Vouvant tourism and travel guide

Photo of Vouvant in Vendee

Visit Vouvant: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle and an ancient stone bridge

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Vouvant. For detailed visitor information see the Vouvant travel guide.

Vouvant is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 51 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Vouvant is 345 kilometres from Paris).

Tourist classifications for Vouvant include "most beautiful village".

Popular places to visit nearby include Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 18 km and Maillezais abbey at 22 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Vouvant, 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 Vouvant 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 Vendee

Map of places to visit near Vouvant

Markets in and near Vouvant

  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (12km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (17km)
  • Benet: market Monday (26km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (33km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (34km)
  • Bressuire: market Tuesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (37km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (37km)
  • Mauleon: market Friday (39km)
  • Parthenay: market Wednesday all day (41km)

More information about Vouvant, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Vouvant, France

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

Grand sites of France

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 (Vouvant) (0km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (18km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (23km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (26km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (26km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (19km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (28km)
  • La Guyonnière (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (31km)
  • Forêt de Benon (41km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (38km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (7km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (37km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Vouvant

Canton: Châtaigneraie

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85120

Distance to Vouvant

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 345 km

from Calais: 523 km

from Nice: 706 km

from Bordeaux: 194 km

from Strasbourg: 677 km

Getting here

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

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Antigny, Bourneau, Cezais, Mervent, Saint-Maurice-Des-Noues and Saint-Sulpice-en-Pareds.

This page in French: Visiter Vouvant