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Apremont

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Apremont - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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Commune of Vendée, on the rocky edges of Life, Apremont takes place thirty kilometers from La Roche-sur-Yon and twelve kilometers from Aizenay. It covers more than 3000 hectares and is located near Palluau, Coëx, and Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron.

Occupied since the Gallo-Roman era, the territory of Apremont becomes seigneury from the eleventh century. Its history is closely linked to that of its castle which is today a private residence. Important city in medieval times, it knows centuries rather peaceful gradually taking the aspect that we know today.

Now very touristy, Apremont unveils to its visitors a beautiful architectural heritage and very pleasant natural spaces. Its proximity to some of the most beautiful sites in the area or the Atlantic Ocean also makes it an ideal place for a sunny stay.

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
Population1804 inhabitants
Density60 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (18.9 mi, 34 min)
Insee code85006
IntercommunalityCC de Vie et Boulogne
DepartmentVendée
TerritoryPoitou
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Maché3 mi (8 min)
Coëx4.2 mi (10 min)
Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie4.7 mi (11 min)
La Chapelle-Hermier5.6 mi (12 min)
Commequiers5.8 mi (13 min)
Saint-Paul-Mont-Penit6.5 mi (15 min)
Saint-Christophe-du-Ligneron7 mi (13 min)
Aizenay7.1 mi (16 min)
La Chapelle-Palluau7.1 mi (16 min)
Martinet7.7 mi (14 min)
Palluau8.1 mi (18 min)
L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie8.4 mi (17 min)
Grand'Landes8.4 mi (20 min)
Saint-Julien-des-Landes8.6 mi (16 min)
Le Fenouiller9.2 mi (22 min)

Things to see and do

The castle of Apremont is one of the first Renaissance castles built in Vendée. Built in the first half of the sixteenth century on the site of a primitive castle of the thirteenth century which can still be seen the entrance door framed by two round towers and some curtain walls. In the chapel, a permanent exhibition allows you to discover the history of the castle through a film and an optical theater, as well as a reproduction of the Roll of Apremont. Open from April to September, the site also offers guided tours with the summer season and game booklets for children. Shows are organized in July and August.

Built at the beginning of the 20th century to replace the church where Louis XIII knelt in 1622, the church of St. Martin has a steeple of twenty-five meters. Inside, you can appreciate in particular a window of St. Martin of the sixteenth century. To the right of the building, the 15th century porch is a vestige of the original church in the form of a broken molded arch. A 14th century, 400-meter-high hosanière cross is also visible outside.

Also called a small Gallo-Roman bridge, the megalithic bridge of Tuderrière consists of a sandstone slab of more than 3.5 meters which rests on two masonry pedestals. Nearby, it is possible to take a path from Pas-Opton which joins the old necropolis with funerary wells.

While strolling in the city, you will also be able to discover the manor of the Tuderrière of XVe and XVIe centuries or the vestiges of the castle of the Audardière of XVIe. To appreciate all this heritage, do not miss the guided tour, unusual Apremont.

The water tower, built in 1966, offers an elevator that provides access to the panoramic room. It offers an exceptional view of the Small City of Character and the grove. The latter is only open in July and August.

To enjoy the sun, head for the lake on life and its 177 hectares. On the program, a beach, supervised bathing, marked hiking trails, or infrastructure for the practice of water activities.

Places of interest

Information points

Events and festivities

Every last Sunday of June, the town offers a large garage sale.

Fireworks are fired for August 15th.

Photos

Wash house and castle
Wash house and castle
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The castle
The castle
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View from the church
View from the church
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The lake and the beach
The lake and the beach
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The bell tower
The bell tower
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Castle of Apremont
Castle of Apremont
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The west tower of the castle
The west tower of the castle
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Apremont, Small Village of Character
Apremont, Small Village of Character
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Apremont river in the Vendée
Apremont river in the Vendée
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Castle with its castle
Castle with its castle
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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 its castle
Village nestled at the foot of its castle
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Well embedded in the ramparts dating from the Middle Ages
Well embedded in the ramparts dating from the Middle Ages
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Well carved in granite dating from the Middle Ages
Well carved in granite dating from the Middle Ages
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Scroll path called postern
Scroll path called postern
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East, West and chapel towers
East, West and chapel towers
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Castle chapel
Castle chapel
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Gardens of the castle
Gardens of the castle
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Admiral Philippe de Chabot
Admiral Philippe de Chabot
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Underground serving as a pantry
Underground serving as a pantry
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Walkway giving access to the castle
Walkway giving access to the castle
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Barnyard and common castle
Barnyard and common castle
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St. Martin's Church - 1902
St. Martin's Church - 1902
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Nave and choir of St. Martin's Church
Nave and choir of St. Martin's Church
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Stained glass windows of St. Martin's Church
Stained glass windows of St. Martin's Church
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Cross hosannière of the fourteenth century
Cross hosannière of the fourteenth century
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At the foot of the castle, a mill ruin
At the foot of the castle, a mill ruin
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The Vie river at the foot of the castle
The Vie river at the foot of the castle
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Following the river Vie
Following the river Vie
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Steps carved in granite dating from the Middle Ages
Steps carved in granite dating from the Middle Ages
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The causeway of Courgeau
The causeway of Courgeau
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The water reservoir of Apremont
The water reservoir of Apremont
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Old ford
Old ford
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Going up to the church
Going up to the church
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Cross
Cross
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Weather

Thursday 20 february
Min. 5°C - Max. 12°C
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Friday 21 february
Min. 2°C - Max. 12°C
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Saturday 22 february
Min. 4°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Le Grand Défi leisure park
Sports sensations19 € to 23 € Saint-Julien-des-Landes (7.3 mi)
Walk-discovered the Vendée marshes by canoe, bicycle, on foot
Nature and the great outdoors18 € Sallertaine (12.8 mi)
Photography course and walk in English
Arts and Crafts20 € to 60 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (17.7 mi)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours17 € to 20 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (17.8 mi)
Labyrinthe en Délire
Entertainment6 € Talmont-Saint-Hilaire (22 mi)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Circuit of the three castles
Village visitEasy3h00Apremont
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (7 mi)
Trail of the Moor at Challans
HikeEasy1h40Challans (8.1 mi)
The Tower of Vairé
HikeEasy5h30Vairé (10.2 mi)
Circuit of the Boutin at La Garnache
HikeEasy2h30La Garnache (10.6 mi)

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