The Notre-Dame de l'Assomption church in Vouvant

Coordinates: 46°34′20″N 0°46′11″W / 46.5722°N 0.7698°W / 46.5722; -0.7698Coordinates: 46°34′20″N 0°46′11″W / 46.5722°N 0.7698°W / 46.5722; -0.7698
Country France
Region Pays de la Loire
Department Vendée
Arrondissement Fontenay-le-Comte
Canton La Châtaigneraie
Intercommunality Pays de Fontenay-le-Comte
  Mayor (20142020) Jacky Roy
Area1 20.20 km2 (7.80 sq mi)
Population (2006)2 852
  Density 42/km2 (110/sq mi)
Time zone CET (UTC+1)
  Summer (DST) CEST (UTC+2)
INSEE/Postal code 85305 / 85120
Elevation 35–110 m (115–361 ft)

1 French Land Register data, which excludes lakes, ponds, glaciers > 1 km² (0.386 sq mi or 247 acres) and river estuaries.

2 Population without double counting: residents of multiple communes (e.g., students and military personnel) only counted once.

Vouvant is a commune in the department of Vendée, in the Pays de la Loire region in western France.

Vouvant is labelled as Les Plus Beaux Villages de France, Petite cité de caractère, and the village has obtained two flowers out of five in the Concours des villes et villages fleuris.

It is the only fortified village of Vendée. Its inhabitants are called Vouvantais.

Sites and monuments

Several sites and monuments are present in Vouvant :


See also


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