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Apremont

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Apremont - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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The small town located on the rocky banks of Life, 18 km from Saint-Gilles Croix de Vie and 12 km from Aizenay.

It owes its name (asper rises) to the Romans who established a camp on the left bank of life, and its rugged terrain.

In the Middle Ages, four castellanies coexisted, leaving a unique heritage.

Geographical information

MunicipalityApremont
Postcode85220
Tourism label
Latitude46.7493520 (N 46° 44’ 58”)
Longitude-1.7418050 (W 1° 44’ 30”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 58m
Surface area29.73 km²
Population1723 inhabitants
Density57 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (30 km, 34 min)
Insee code85006
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Palluau
DepartmentVendée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Maché4.8 km (8 min)
Coëx6.7 km (10 min)
Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie7.6 km (11 min)
La Chapelle-Hermier9 km (12 min)
Commequiers9.4 km (13 min)
Saint-Paul-Mont-Penit10.5 km (15 min)
Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron11.3 km (13 min)
Aizenay11.4 km (16 min)
La Chapelle-Palluau11.5 km (16 min)
Martinet12.4 km (14 min)
Palluau13 km (18 min)
L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie13.5 km (17 min)
Grand'Landes13.5 km (20 min)
Saint-Julien-des-Landes13.9 km (16 min)

Things to see and do

Apremont Castle, built in the 16th century on the site of a fortress by Philippe Chabot de Brion. Open from April to September (for groups by appointment), visit with sound (tour in July and August), treasure hunt for children. Entertainment fencing weekends in July and August.

The lake of 177 ha Life: water sports, bathing area, supervised swimming, hiking routes.

Apremont unusual: a tour of the city.

Puzzle giant castle visit otherwise Apremont through this tourism experience. Your mission: Using the circuit boards Heritage, onto the streets of the little city style elements that originally owned the castle! Map with indexes available at the Tourist Office.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Flea-flea: the last Sunday of June

Le Château Day: 3rd Sunday of July. Dinner outdoor show, evoking the life of the castle in the 16th century.

Photos

Laundry and Castle
Laundry and Castle
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View from the church
View from the church
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Castle Apremont
Castle Apremont
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The Lake and the beach
The Lake and the beach
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The West Tower of the castle
The West Tower of the castle
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Apremont, Little Village Character
Apremont, Little Village Character
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River of Apremont in Vendee
River of Apremont in Vendee
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Castle with its gatehouse
Castle with its gatehouse
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West Tower of the castle rebuilt in 1534
West Tower of the castle rebuilt in 1534
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101 Vendeans were shot against this wall in 1794
101 Vendeans were shot against this wall in 1794
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Village nestled at the foot of his castle
Village nestled at the foot of his castle
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Well built into the ramparts dating from the Middle Ages
Well built into the ramparts dating from the Middle Ages
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Well carved in granite from the Middle Ages
Well carved in granite from the Middle Ages
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Road scroll called postern
Road scroll called postern
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Towers East, West, and Chapel
Towers East, West, and Chapel
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Chapel Castle
Chapel Castle
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Castle Gardens
Castle Gardens
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Admiral Philippe de Chabot
Admiral Philippe de Chabot
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Underground serving pantry
Underground serving pantry
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cavalier Driveway giving access to the Castle
cavalier Driveway giving access to the Castle
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Lower court and common Castle
Lower court and common Castle
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Church of St. Martin - 1902
Church of St. Martin - 1902
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Nave and choir of the Church of St. Martin
Nave and choir of the Church of St. Martin
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Stained Glass of St Martin's Church
Stained Glass of St Martin's Church
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Calvary Cross of the 14th century
Calvary Cross of the 14th century
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Below the castle, a ruined mill
Below the castle, a ruined mill
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The Life River at the foot of the castle
The Life River at the foot of the castle
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Following the river Life
Following the river Life
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Steps carved in the granite from the Middle -Age
Steps carved in the granite from the Middle -Age
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The floor of Courgeau
The floor of Courgeau
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The impoundment of Apremont
The impoundment of Apremont
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Old Ford
Old Ford
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Climbing to the church
Climbing to the church
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The church tower
The church tower
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Castle
Castle
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Cross
Cross
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Weather

Wednesday 29 july
Min. 10°C - Max. 19°C
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Thursday 30 july
Min. 9°C - Max. 22°C
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Friday 31 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

The chapel of Saint-Etienne Tulèvrière du Bois: Built in full by the Abbot Dark Terror, it is a place of memory and recollection; inside and museum pamphlet guide (free).

Trails for hiking and cycling routes in the country Palluau available at the Tourist Office.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Accrobranche Explora Parc in the dune forest
Sports sensations10 € to 21 € Saint-Jean-de-Monts (26 km)
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (28 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours0 € to 5 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (29 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (31 km)
Visit the Farm Animals
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (36 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit n°9 - coex
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h00Coëx (5.3 km)
Circuit n°2 - l'aiguillon sur vie
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h10L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (10.5 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (11.3 km)
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer (17.6 km)
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (20 km)

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