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Bouin tourism and travel guide

Photo of Bouin in Vendee

Photo is of Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 10 km from Bouin

Visit Bouin: highlights and tourist information

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Bouin is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Les Moutiers-en-Retz at 10 km and Pornic at 18 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Bouin, 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 Bouin 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 10 km (direction ), 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


at 18 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Pornic guide


at 18 km (direction west)

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

See Noirmoutier guide


at 18 km (direction south-west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 20 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 20 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Pornic, a traditional port town with an attrcative harbour,...

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 28 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


at 31 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


Seaside resort at 33 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 38 km (direction south-west)

Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike to...

See Ile d'Yeu guide


Seaside resort at 40 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The emphasis in Pornichet, immediately south of La Baule, is...

See Pornichet guide


at 44 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Nantes guide
La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 46 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

La Baule-Escoblac is a very pleasant and popular resort with a long...

See La Baule guide

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

Map of places to visit near Bouin


Markets in and near Bouin

  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (7km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (13km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (13km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (14km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (17km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Pornic: market Wednesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (18km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (18km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (19km)

More information about Bouin, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Bouin, France

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

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (44km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (14km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (26km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (28km)
  • Loire Estuaire (37km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (38km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (38km)
  • Port-Joinville (38km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (40km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (41km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (41km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (45km)
  • Île Héron (France) (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (24km)

Geography and distances

Bouin is in the west of France at 56 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Bouin is 386 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Bouin

Canton: Beauvoir-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85230

Distance to Bouin

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 56 km

from Paris: 386 km

from Calais: 524 km

from Nice: 810 km

from Bordeaux: 262 km

from Strasbourg: 750 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 Bouin from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

This page in French: Visiter Bouin

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