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La Chapelle-Thémer

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La Chapelle-Thémer is one of the rare communes that houses, in its cemetery, one of the oldest hosanna crosses dating from the thirteenth century. Close to this cross are also five tombstones falsely called "Templars", dating from the 12th, 13th and 14th centuries.

La Chapelle-Thémer is a rural municipality, but formerly it was an important village.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLa Chapelle-Thémer
Latitude46.5592900 (N 46° 33’ 33”)
Longitude-0.9562740 (W 0° 57’ 23”)
AltitudeFrom 29m to 97m
Surface area15.10 km²
Population372 inhabitants
Density24 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (43 km, 44 min)
Insee code85056
IntercommunalityCC du Pays de Sainte Hermine
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Valérien4.3 km (8 min)
Saint-Laurent-de-la-Salle4.5 km (8 min)
Saint-Martin-Lars-en-Sainte-Hermine4.9 km (8 min)
Thiré5.6 km (7 min)
Pouillé6.8 km (11 min)
Saint-Cyr-des-Gâts7.3 km (12 min)
L'Hermenault7.4 km (11 min)
Saint-Martin-des-Fontaines7.6 km (11 min)
Saint-Étienne-de-Brillouet8.6 km (11 min)
La Caillère-Saint-Hilaire9.1 km (11 min)
Sainte-Hermine9.5 km (11 min)
Saint-Juire-Champgillon9.7 km (13 min)
Marsais-Sainte-Radégonde10.1 km (15 min)
Thouarsais-Bouildroux11.7 km (15 min)

Things to see and do

Strawberry jam and extra farm to Orbrie.


Fields of Sunflower
Fields of Sunflower
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Thursday 19 october
Min. 10°C - Max. 17°C
Friday 20 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 19°C
Saturday 21 october
Min. 11°C - Max. 20°C

Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Town of Sainte-Hermine where you will find several shops, bars, restaurants and a weekly market, as well as many festivals and festivals during the summer months.

The area is crisscrossed with beautiful country roads, ideal for cycling or walking, with little traffic on the roads.

The beaches of Vendée are about 50 minutes' drive away. There are miles of sandy beaches, with big waves for surfing, bodyboarding and sailing. There are several beaches with marinas, where you can rent a boat for fishing or just go around the coast. The seaside resorts of La Tranche and La Faute have entertainments during the summer months, with music festivals, street shows and fireworks.

A little further, the forest and the lake at Mervent: picnic areas and panoramic views from the sides of the valley on the lake. Several restaurants by the lake, and activities organized around the lake. The neighboring town of Vouvant also deserves a visit, with its winding alleys and artists' studios.

The Parc du Puy du Fou is only 40 minutes away. You will be transported to the age of gladiators, Vikings, medieval knights and musketeers. Show of raptors. In the evening, musical show around a lake, and later in the evening, spectacular finale with more than 1000 actors and many animals, as well as an amazing fireworks.

The city of La Rochelle, with its aquarium, shopping streets, arcades, and its vibrant port, with its cafes and restaurants, is an excellent place to sit or stroll.

The island of Ré has a beautiful variety of small coastal towns, with pretty ports and restaurants on the docks, bustling markets and cobbled streets to explore.

You can also visit the Pierre Brun park, the Mervent zoo, the medieval castle in Bazoges or wine tasting in the local vineyards.

For a quiet day, the Marais Poitevin is the place to visit, with its kilometers of canals to explore by boat. Discover also the vestiges of abbeys which testify of the medieval time.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-Vendée
Nature and the great outdoors165 € to 975 € Sainte-Hermine (9.6 km)


Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (20 km)
Itinéraire cyclable entre Mormaison, Saint André Treize Voies et Saint Sulpice le Verdon
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Montréverd (54 km)


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