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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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Capital of the Vendée until the beginning of the 19th century, the City of Art and History of Fontenay-le-Comte is a lovely place to wander around with its charming banks and its fantastic architecture: the Belliard square and its arcaded houses, the Renaissance buildings, the mansions, the timber-framed houses of the Loges street, and the Notre-Dame church of Flamboyant Gothic style.

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Fontenay-le-Comte

Renaissance city and former capital of Bas Poitou, Fontenay-le-Comte is located in the South Vendee, near the Marais Poitevin and a few kilometers from the Puy du Fou and La Rochelle.

Gastronomic specialties: Brioche, Prefou and Farci Vendéens, Anguilles, Mojettes and Ham of Vendée, its Fiefs Vendéens: red, white and rosé wines, as well as its jams.

Intense associative life (sports and culture).

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Monuments
Performance halls
Transport

Events and festivities

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Church of Our Lady and the Vendée
Church of Our Lady and the Vendée
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Tour Baron Park
Tour Baron Park
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Walk in the park Baron
Walk in the park Baron
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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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Place Belliard
Place Belliard
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Arcades Square Belliard
Arcades Square Belliard
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Fountain of the Four Tias
Fountain of the Four 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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Rue in the Goats Bridge
Rue in the Goats Bridge
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blue Sky
blue Sky
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Diane greyhound the
Diane greyhound the
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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 (sixteenth century) says Sénéchaussée
Hotel Gobin (sixteenth century) says 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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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

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