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Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Faymoreau - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Faymoreau is a charming village across from 1827 to 1958 through a glorious period in the discovery and exploitation of coal. Since this mining village keeps the memories of his past: The settlements, dwellings of miners and their workers always cultivated gardens, fishing docks at the edge of the pond dam of 6 hectares, the chapel built in 1876 Miners with its 19 contemporary glass made by Carmelo Zagari in 2001, the Hotel des Mines in Art Deco style built in 1918 ...

Geographical information

Tourism label
Latitude46.5379320 (N 46° 32’ 17”)
Longitude-0.6276290 (W 0° 37’ 39”)
AltitudeFrom 54m to 121m
Surface area10.99 km²
Population216 inhabitants
Density19 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (82 km, 1h07)
Insee code85087
IntercommunalityCC Vendée, Sèvre, Autise
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Puy-de-Serre4.5 km (7 min)
Marillet4.7 km (7 min)
Saint-Laurs5.9 km (8 min)
Le Busseau6.7 km (8 min)
Beugnon-Thireuil6.7 km (11 min)
Saint-Hilaire-de-Voust7.3 km (9 min)
Saint-Maixent-de-Beugné9 km (10 min)
Saint-Hilaire-des-Loges9.1 km (11 min)
Foussais-Payré9.3 km (12 min)
Puihardy9.8 km (13 min)
Scillé10 km (12 min)
Coulonges-sur-l'Autize10.3 km (12 min)
Loge-Fougereuse11.8 km (13 min)
Saint-Maurice-des-Noues12 km (17 min)
Xanton-Chassenon12.2 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Museum of Mining Centre: Located in the former dormitories of glassware, the Museum of Mining Centre brings back the glorious industrial past of the mining basin Faymoreau: simulated descent 525 meters deep, through a reconstituted visit the settlements gallery. ..

Places of interest

Leisure centres


Corona homes for minors
Corona homes for minors
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Pontoon fishing pond dam
Pontoon fishing pond dam
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A window in the chapel of Minors
A window in the chapel of Minors
See photo


Saturday 13 august
Min. 19°C - Max. 35°C
Sunday 14 august
Min. 18°C - Max. 27°C
Monday 15 august
Min. 16°C - Max. 26°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Introduction to ceramics at an artist's studio
Arts and Crafts280 € Vouvant (11.6 km)
Hot air balloon flight over the Poitevin Marsh
Nature and the great outdoors150 € to 270 € Coulon (24 km)
English course with residential immersion
Culture and education1140 € Vausseroux (37 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Sentier Jean dos Bois
HikeIntermediate3h45Saint-Michel-le-Cloucq (11.2 km)
The Wood of Lavas - La Taillée
HikeEasy1h05La Taillée (29 km)
The Golden Ball - The Ford of Velluire
HikeEasy1h05Le Gué-de-Velluire (29 km)
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (29 km)
Martyrs' Cross Trail - Chantonnay
HikeEasy1h10Chantonnay (33 km)


Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals



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