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Xanton-Chassenon tourism and travel guide

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Visit Xanton-Chassenon: highlights and tourist information

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Xanton-Chassenon is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 60 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Xanton-Chassenon is 351 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 3 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 9 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Xanton-Chassenon, 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 Xanton-Chassenon 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 Xanton-Chassenon


Markets in and near Xanton-Chassenon

  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (8km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (8km)
  • Benet: market Monday (12km)
  • Niort: market Thursday all day & Saturday all day (23km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (25km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (28km)
  • La Creche: market Sunday (32km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Saint-Maixent-l'Ecole: market Saturday (37km)
  • Surgeres: market Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday (39km)

More information about Xanton-Chassenon, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Xanton-Chassenon, France

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


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

  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (4km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (10km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (12km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (14km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (14km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Pierre (Dampierre-sur-Boutonne) (48km)
  • Eglise abbatiale de Saint Pierre (Airvault) (59km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (27km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (36km)
  • La Guyonnière (38km)
  • Arboretum du chemin de la découverte (49km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (20km)
  • Forêt de Benon (28km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (8km)
  • Zoodyssée (41km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Xanton-Chassenon

Canton: Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85240

Distance to Xanton-Chassenon

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 60 km

from Paris: 351 km

from Calais: 534 km

from Nice: 696 km

from Bordeaux: 180 km

from Strasbourg: 676 km

Getting here

Xanton-Chassenon 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 Xanton-Chassenon from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Nieul-sur-l'Autise, Oulmes, Saint-Hilaire-Des-Loges, Saint-Martin-de-Fraigneau and Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq.

This page in French: Visiter Xanton-Chassenon

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