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Vouvant tourism and travel guide

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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

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

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.

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.

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!

Fontenay-le-Comte

Fontenay-le-Comte

at 12 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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

Nieul-sur-l'Autise

at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction south)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide
Coulon

Coulon

Most Beautiful Village at 31 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
 
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Lucon

Lucon

at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 33 km (direction west-south-west)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the...

See Luçon cathedral guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 33 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide
Marans

Marans

at 34 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 36 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

The Chateau de Cherveux, one of the best preserved 15th...

See Chateau de Cherveux guide
Niort

Niort

at 36 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Parthenay

Parthenay

at 41 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that...

See Parthenay guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 55 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 55 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including...

See La Rochelle aquarium guide

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Map of places to visit near Vouvant

 
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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

What to do at Vouvant? 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)
 
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Geography and distances

Vouvant is in the west of France at 51 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Vouvant is 345 kilometres from Paris).

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

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

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