Fontenay-le-Comte

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TownFontenay-le-Comte
Insee code85092
Postcode85200
Latitude46.4659720
Longitude-0.8065000
AltitudeFrom 2 to 68 meters
Surface34.05 km²
Population14870 inhabitants
Density436 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelsL'Orbrie at 2.9 km
Chief townLa Roche-sur-Yon (at 63 km, 49 min)Pissotte at 3.4 km
DepartmentVendéeLongèves at 3.9 km
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town

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TOWN PRESENTATION

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.


SIGHTSEEING

Vendéen museum.

Baron park.

Walking and cycling excursions in the Mervent.

Detailed information
TransportTrain station of Fontenay-le-Comte
Information pointsTourist Office of Fontenay-le-Comte
Leisure centresMuseum Vendéen de Fontenay-Le-Comte
MonumentsCastle of Terre-Neuve,   Church Saint-Jean
Performance hallsEspace René Cassin

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

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


ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

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

Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Hot-air ballooning from the Poitevin Marsh to Puy du FouNature and the outdoorsFrom 165 € to 1145 €Fontenay-le-Comte
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-VendéeNature and the outdoorsFrom 136 € to 826 €Sainte-Hermine (23 km)

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PHOTOS

Notre Dame and the VendeeNotre Dame and the Vendee
 
Place BelliardPlace Belliard
Five houses RenaissanceFive houses Renaissance
 
Arcades place BelliardArcades place Belliard
Fountain of the Four-TiasFountain of the Four-Tias
  

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WEATHER

Wednesday 3 September
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Min. 13°C - Max. 25°C
Thursday 4 September
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Min. 15°C - Max. 27°C
Friday 5 September
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Min. 17°C - Max. 27°C

BED & BREAKFASTS

 
House with 4 bedroomsParfum du Sud    
9.6
Fontenay-le-Comte
Vendéenne in a restored seventeenth century, and Lucette Bernard Lhommeau will make you enjoy a cozy environment bucolique. Un inside or it is good vivre. Chambres Breakfast and large...
Located in Fontenay-le-ComteFrom 45 € to 60 € the double room 
House with 5 bedroomsLa Vallée Chambre d'Hôte    
9.2
Xanton-Chassenon
19th century restored millhouse near to Fontenay le Comte with 5 ensuite double bedrooms (shower and toilet) hairdryer. Tea and coffee facilities. Open all year. Meals on request. 3...
Located 8.9 km from Fontenay-le-Comte48 € the double room 
House with 4 bedroomsLa Jolie Maison    
10
Le Langon
John and Lin offer you a very warm welcome to La Jolie Maison Guesthouse. Situated in a charming farming village on the edge of the 'Venice Vert' in the South Vendee. We have 4 very...
Located 11.5 km from Fontenay-le-Comte62 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 9 personsGîte de La Prairie
Auzay
South Vendée, detached cottage with pool, without vis-à-vis, without joint, 3 km from Fontenay le Comte (shops), close to the Marais Poitevin and not far from La Rochelle, Le Puy du...
Located 3.3 km from Fontenay-le-ComteFrom 610 € to 1390 € per week 
House for 5 persons16 chollet  
9
Sérigné
Renovated country. Located full south hillside. 4 rooms (kitchen, living room, bathroom, Upstairs 2 bedrooms, toilet.
Located 5.5 km from Fontenay-le-ComteFrom 250 € to 420 € per week 
House for 24 personsDomaine la Batière
Sérigné
Ideally situated for exploring the Vendee, Atlantic coast, the Marais Poitevin and Fontenay le Comte, La Rochelle and Ile de Re, 3 cottages and a comfortable guest room, capacity 24...
Located 6.2 km from Fontenay-le-ComteFrom 495 € to 1300 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
136 places over 3 haFlower Camping le lidon    
9.5
Saint-Hilaire-la-Palud
Family camping, quiet location in green surroundings in the middle channel of the Green Venice (Poitevin Marsh) rental gypsy caravan, cottage and tents equipped, heated pool (open July...
Located 21 km from Fontenay-le-ComteFrom 17.50 € to 24.50 € per day 
57 places over 2 haCamping le martin pecheur  
Magné
Excellent location, less than 300 meters from the town center. It adjoins the Sevre river. 57 spacious shaded. Discharge space for campers. Heated toilet block nine (2014). Bathroom...
Located 27 km from Fontenay-le-ComteFrom 17 € to 24 € per day 

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HOTELS

P'tit Déj Hôtel Fontenay - Hotel in Fontenay-le-ComteP'tit Déj Hôtel Fontenay     
6.9
Fontenay-le-Comte
The P'tit Déj Hôtel is located close to the A83 motorway, 2.5 km from the centre of Fontenay-le-Comte in the Vendée region. Hotel Fontenay provides bright, spacious guest rooms. Each...
Located in Fontenay-le-ComteRoom from 44 €
Logis Le Rabelais - Hotel in Fontenay-le-ComteLogis Le Rabelais     
8.5
Fontenay-le-Comte
Logis Le Rabelais sits in a quiet park with a seasonal outdoor heated pool, terrace and flowered garden. There is also a sauna, fitness room and massage treatments upon request. Decorated...
Located in Fontenay-le-ComteRoom from 68 €
Logis Le Fontarabie - Hotel in Fontenay-le-ComteLogis Le Fontarabie     
8.2
Fontenay-le-Comte
Founded in 1520, this former post-house dates from before the time of King François I. It has modernized and adapted itself with the times. For generations we have been assured of a...
Located in Fontenay-le-ComteRoom from 75 €

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Mercure Côte Ouest Les Sables d'Olonne Thalasso & Spa
Located in Les Sables d’Olonne, Mercure Les Sables d'Olonne Thalasso & Spa is opposite Tanchet Beach. It offers free access to the fitness centre and has...
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