Bois-de-Cene tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bois-de-Cene in Vendee

Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 17 km from Bois-de-Cene

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Bois-de-Cene is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Bois-de-Cene in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 17 km and Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 20 km.

Bois-de-Cene, France: places to visit and attractions

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 17 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The small town of Les Moutiers-en-Retz is best known for the nearby beach which...

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Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-west)

At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of the livelier...

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at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the Vendee coast...

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Seaside resort at 24 km (direction south-south-west)

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is the beach resort next to Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie...

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at 26 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic is one of the liveliest and most vibrant harbour towns along the Jade...

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at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

The port town of Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie is an attractive and traditional town, very lively in...

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at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

On Noirmoutier island you can find lots of sandy beaches and a traditional port...

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Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 29 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour, is well placed to explore...

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Seaside resort at 34 km (direction south)

Bretignolles-sur-Mer is one of the smallest Vendee resorts - still has a big beach...

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at 37 km (direction south)

Brem-sur-Mer is a small resort with a long beach to the north of Les...

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The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

The Jardin Extraordinaire of Nantes

Garden at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Loire Atlantique department

The Jardin Extraordinaire de Nantes has been created in an old quarry and features...

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at 40 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments, museums and places...

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Seaside resort at 41 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and we also enjoyed exploring the...

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Ile d\'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike to see scenic coastline, beaches...

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Map of places to visit near Bois-de-Cene


Markets in and near Bois-de-Cene

  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (8km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (10km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (12km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (19km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (20km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (21km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (22km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (22km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (24km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (25km)

More information about Bois-de-Cene, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Bois-de-Cene, France

What to do at Bois-de-Cene? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Bois-de-Cene.

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (8km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (24km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (35km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (41km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (42km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (42km)
  • Port-Joinville (42km)
  • Île Héron (France) (43km)
  • Loire Estuaire (43km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (45km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (45km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (45km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (22km)

Geography and distances

Bois-de-Cene is in the west of France at 46 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Bois-de-Cene is 381 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bois-de-Cene

Canton: Challans

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85710

Distance to Bois-de-Cene

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 46 km

from Paris: 381 km

from Calais: 523 km

from Nice: 800 km

from Bordeaux: 254 km

from Strasbourg: 743 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Bois-de-Cene from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateauneuf and La Garnache.

This page in French: Visiter Bois-de-Cene