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A quiet country town in the west of France in the Loire region, Fontenay Le Comte is situated alongside Vendee River, near to Maillezais. Fontenay Le Comte boasts some of the most amazing architecture in the region, and as the town is a conservation area, development is restricted.
In the town centre there is a vast amount of ornate mansions and with its beautiful fountains, you are sure to give your eyes a treat. The tourist information office is situated in the town centre to give useful information about restaurants, guest houses and car rental in Fontenay Le Comte.
The most impressive buildings are at Place Belliard, with its arcades, and at Fontaine des Quatre Tias. Rue des Loges also boasts some medieval-era homes such as Maison Millepertuis.
Cheap car hire in Fontenay Le Comte allows you to travel around freely and visit some of the surrounding villages. A visit to Fontenay Museum gives you the opportunity to gain insight into the town's past, and the nearby Chateau de Terre Neuve castle is famous for its amazing fireplaces and certainly deserves a visit.
A short drive northwest of the town using car hire in Fontenay Le Comte leads you to Chateau de l'Hermenault; this castle boasts vast tranquil landscapes, as well as interesting outbuildings to explore. Fontenay Le Comte is an excellent starting point for exploring the Marais Poitevin region of France.