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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 town and former capital of Lower Poitou Fontenay-le-Comte is located south Vendée, near the Marais Poitevin and a few kilometers from the Puy du Fou and La Rochelle.

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

Intense community life (sports and culture).

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
Population14803 inhabitants
Density434 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

Photos

Church of Our Lady and the Vendée
Church of Our Lady and the Vendée
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Place Belliard
Place Belliard
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Tour the park Baron
Tour the park Baron
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Baron Walk in the Park
Baron Walk in the Park
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Five Renaissance houses
Five Renaissance houses
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Show at the foot of a monument
Show at the foot of a monument
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Arcades Square Belliard
Arcades Square Belliard
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Fontaine des Quatre- Tias
Fontaine des Quatre- Tias
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ideal for a heritage animation
ideal for a heritage animation
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Place Belliard
Place Belliard
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Laocoon, mythological figure of the Trojan War
Laocoon, mythological figure of the Trojan War
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Goats in the Rue du Pont
Goats in the Rue du Pont
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blue Sky
blue Sky
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Diane the greyhound
Diane the greyhound
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panoramic city view
panoramic city view
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Doorbell once
Doorbell once
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majestic belfry
majestic belfry
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Baron park entrance
Baron park entrance
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the painful Victory in these days of commemoration of the Great War
the painful Victory in these days of commemoration of the Great War
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Carmelite Chapel
Carmelite Chapel
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Art ironworker
Art ironworker
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the garden of the Cordeliers, behind the town hall
the garden of the Cordeliers, behind the town hall
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A heritage signage panel to explore independently
A heritage signage panel to explore independently
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Hotel Gobin (XVI century) said Sénéchaussée
Hotel Gobin (XVI century) said Sénéchaussée
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. Bas-relief evoking the fantastic bestiary of Fontenay the beautiful and unicorns
. Bas-relief evoking the fantastic bestiary of Fontenay the beautiful and unicorns
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Light at Notre Dame
Light at Notre Dame
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the Lion fountain
the Lion fountain
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Weather

Wednesday 29 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 20°C
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Thursday 30 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 23°C
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Friday 31 july
Min. 11°C - Max. 22°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