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Fontenay le Comte France

Museum in Fontenay le Comte

Fontenay le Comte




The first time we saw the French town of Fontenay de Comte was late at night.

I had drove around the town three times trying to find a sign post for the small village we were renting a farmhouse at.

We did manage to find the farmhouse two hours later some 6 miles outside the town.

The main street in Fontenay

Where they hold the weekly market

Fontenay de comte main street market

Fontenay is a very old market town in the vendee region of France.

Every saturday they hold a street market you can see it in the above picture.

It goes all the way down the hill to the river vendee and some of the side street as well.

The market sells a wide range of goods we bought a handmade basket at a very reasonable price.

We stocked up on fresh vegetables,chicken and cheese all at lower prices than UK.

All this and free parking the car park we used is at the top of the hill see photo.

If you want more shopping take the first right turn at the top of hill.

There is a very large hypermarket, garden centre and the usual supermarket stores plus cheap petrol and diesel.

The prices here are much cheaper than the channel ports less tourist.Places to eat in the town a guide to the most popular restaurants

The street market

Fontenay de comte main street market picture

Things to do take the walking tour and see a thousand years of history half timbered houses the Notre Dame church climb the bell tower.Just a short drive way is the Abbey Nieul-sur-l'Autise post code 85240 you can see how the monks used to live and work try the restaurant.

Fontenay is a good base to tour the Vendee region.There are lots of small villages to explore

It is about 50 miles to the coast.

We visited the Port of La Rochelle and the seaside resort of LES SABLES D'OLONNE. Les Sables as a good beach and a small zoo.

On our next visit to the Vendee we will stay on the coast.


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 Hotel Le Rabelais-Fontenay-le-Comte The Logis Le Rabelais is located in Fontenay-le-Comte making it one of the best hotels to stay at while in town.

All hotel's guestrooms have all the conveniences expected in a hotel in its class to suit guests' utmost comforts. Each guestroom is fully equipped with desk, hair dryer, television, separate shower and tub, satellite/cable TV.

The basic amenities provided at this Fontenay-le-Comte accommodation comprise meeting facilities , disabled facilities, business center, pets allowed. In addition, the hotel's guests can enjoy the leisure and sports facilities provided on the premises: pool outdoor, garden.

Logis Hotel Le Rabelais Fontenay-le-Comte


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