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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

Visit Bois-de-Cene: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 17 km and Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 20 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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.

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...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


at 22 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


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

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


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

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

See Pornic guide


at 27 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Noirmoutier guide
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...

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 34 km (direction south)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


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

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

See Nantes guide


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...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
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...

See Ile d'Yeu guide


at 49 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 49 km (direction south-south-east)

Chateau d'Olonne is a very small resort, well placed for exploring the...

See Chateau d'Olonne guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Vendee

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

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