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Fontenay-le-Comte

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Fontenay-le-Comte - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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Renaissance city and former capital of Lower Poitou, Fontenay-le-Comte is located in the South Vendee, the gateway to the Marais Poitevin, a few miles from the Puy du Fou and Rochelle.

Gastronomic specialties: Brioche, and Préfou Stuffed Vendeans eels mojettes and ham Vendee, Vendee its fiefs: red wines, white and pink, and his jams.

Geographical information

MunicipalityFontenay-le-Comte
Postcode85200
Tourism labels
Latitude46.4659720 (N 46° 27’ 57”)
Longitude-0.8065000 (W 0° 48’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 2m to 68m
Surface area34.05 km²
Population14870 inhabitants
Density436 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (63 km, 49 min)
Insee code85092
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Fontenay le Comte
DepartmentVendée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

L'Orbrie3.6 km (7 min)
Pissotte3.6 km (6 min)
Longèves4.1 km (8 min)
Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq5.4 km (9 min)
Sérigné5.6 km (9 min)
Saint-Martin-de-Fraigneau6.3 km (9 min)
Fontaines6.4 km (10 min)
Auzay6.6 km (10 min)
Chaix7.2 km (12 min)
Montreuil8 km (11 min)
Bourneau8.9 km (11 min)
Petosse9.8 km (12 min)
Doix10.2 km (13 min)
Xanton-Chassenon10.4 km (14 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

Do not miss the Biennale at Pentecost: floral floats parade and the Countess compose the animation.

Photos

Notre Dame and the Vendee
Notre Dame and the Vendee
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Place Belliard
Place Belliard
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Five houses Renaissance
Five houses Renaissance
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Arcades place Belliard
Arcades place Belliard
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Fountain of the Four-Tias
Fountain of the Four-Tias
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Weather

Monday 27 april
Min. 11°C - Max. 15°C
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Tuesday 28 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
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Wednesday 29 april
Min. 9°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Walks in the Marais Poitevin with or without ( wet or dried marsh ).

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-Vendée
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 950 € Sainte-Hermine (23 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (13.6 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels