Xanton-Chassenon tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 3 km from Xanton-Chassenon

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Xanton-Chassenon 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 Xanton-Chassenon in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Nieul-sur-l'Autise at 3 km and Fontenay-le-Comte at 9 km.

Xanton-Chassenon, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


at 9 km (direction west)

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

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Maillezais abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 14 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Vouvant guide
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Most Beautiful Village at 17 km (direction south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Coulon guide
Marais Poitevin

Marais Poitevin

at 18 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marais Poitevin guide


at 23 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Niort guide
Chateau de Cherveux

Chateau de Cherveux

Castle at 26 km (direction east), in the Deux-Sevres department

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

See Chateau de Cherveux guide


at 28 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


at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 36 km (direction west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 39 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Surgeres guide


at 40 km (direction east-north-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Parthenay is a quiet town, with historic monuments that hint at its...

See Parthenay guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 48 km (direction west-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle guide

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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

Xanton-Chassenon is 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).

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

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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