Bell tower of Saint-Michel Mont-Mercure Abbeys, Churches, Priories in Sèvremont

On social networks

Useful information

Location : In town

Province : High Vendée's Bocage

  • English
    •  

      Bell tower 
      Saint Michel Mont Mercure

      Highest point in the Vendée

      Saint Michel Mont Mercure is a must-see when visiting the heart of the Vendée bocage: at 290 meters above sea level at the foot of the church, this small commune is the highest point in the Vendée.


      The church impresses visitors with the height of its bell tower.  

      You have to climb 199 steps to reach the top, 42 metres above the ground. The view of the typical landscapes of the Vendée bocage is exceptional.

      The golden statue of the archangel Saint Michel dominates the top of the bell tower and is the pride of its inhabitants. This statue is an exact replica of the one created for the Notre Dame de Fourvière basilica in Lyon at the end of the 19th century (for the 1889 Universal Exhibition in Paris). It depicts the archangel Saint Michael slaying the dragon, and sparkles in its brilliant gold color.


      Visit the bell tower and church

      Guided tours of the church and bell tower are organized all summer long, in July and August, on Fridays and Saturdays at the end of the day. These tours are offered free of charge by Sèvremont town council.


      The Pays de Pouzauges tourist office also offers guided tours of the site for groups and coaches all year round, subject to prior booking. For further information, please consult the group brochure on the www.tourisme-paysdepouzauges.fr website, under the heading "holiday offers", "group excursions".


      Contact: 

      Telephone: 02 51 57 20 32

      Mail: contact@sevremont.fr

      Link : www.sevremont.fr

  • Français

Traveller Reviews Bell tower of Saint-Michel Mont-Mercure

4.6 sur 5 175 reviews

  • Paul Snook

    5 sur 5 Reviews posted by Paul Snook on 19/10/2017

    This church dominates the skyline and looks down over the town. I had the pleasure of climbing all the way up to the top of the bell tower. Once there the view over the town and terrain is most impressive. Next to the church is a outdoor vehicle / caravan park. This is a must see church and well worth a visit.

  • Monique Valin

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Monique Valin on 20/04/2023

    Super

  • Nicolas Hellfésteur

    4 sur 5 Reviews posted by Nicolas Hellfésteur on 17/09/2023

    One of the highest points in the sector with an altitude of 290m, add to that the 42m for the Archangel and the 199 steps to access it. Very beautiful church in which there is a wooden sculpture of the Archangel, in Tzille 1:1 I think. Breathtaking 360° view once at the top. The climb up the stairs is quite narrow. The panorama is only accessible on Sundays before 7 p.m., after which it is closed.

Ride around

SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Vallées

SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Vallées
SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Vallées

30 m - Sèvremont

Walking

SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Châtaigniers

SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Châtaigniers
SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Châtaigniers

30 m - Sèvremont

Walking

SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Sources

SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Sources
SAINT-MICHEL-MONT-MERCURE / Les Sources

30 m - Sèvremont

Walking

To discover around

Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure

Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure
Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure

If you want to know one of the highest localities in Vendée, welcome to Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure. Culminating at ...

124 m - Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure

Savonnerie des Collines

Savonnerie des Collines
Savonnerie des Collines

La Savonnerie des Collines, an artisanal production in Vendée. This warm and friendly store is a fragrant interlude ...

4,9 km - Saint-Mars-la-Réorthe

Le Boupère

Le Boupère
Le Boupère

5,3 km - Le Boupère

Mon Atelier Connecté

Mon Atelier Connecté
Mon Atelier Connecté

Mon Atelier Connecté stands out as a leading company in custom interior and exterior fabrication, with an emphasis ...

5,6 km - Les Epesses

Les Epesses

Les Epesses
Les Epesses

Les Epesses is 12 centuries of history, in a pretty town in the Vendée bocage. But if its name means nothing to ...

6,0 km - Les Epesses

loading... map preview

Bell tower of Saint-Michel Mont-Mercure

Address

Place du Sommet
85700 Sèvremont

GPS coordinates

46° 49'53.94"N, 0° 52'58.73"W

We tested for you

What to do around Puy du Fou?

What to do around Puy du Fou?
What to do around Puy du Fou?

6,0 km - Les Epesses

O’Charfait, an essential bar-restaurant in Vendée

O’Charfait, an essential bar-restaurant in Vendée
O’Charfait, an essential bar-restaurant in Vendée

7,9 km - Saint-Paul-en-Pareds

The most beautiful villages of Vendée

The most beautiful villages of Vendée
The most beautiful villages of Vendée

9,0 km - Mallièvre

Domaine du Boisniard, the harmony of man and nature in Vendée

Domaine du Boisniard, the harmony of man and nature in Vendée
Domaine du Boisniard, the harmony of man and n ...

17,0 km - Chanverrie

What to visit in Vendée?

What to visit in Vendée?
What to visit in Vendée?

19,6 km - Bazoges-en-Pareds

You will also like

Saint-Medard de Mervent church

Saint-Medard de Mervent church
Saint-Medard de Mervent church

The church of Mervent was built in the first instance around the 10th century. It has been remodeled several times ...

35,7 km - Mervent