Ile-d'Yeu tourism and travel guide

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France This Way comment: Explore the Ile d'Yeu on foot or by bike to see scenic coastline, beaches and a medieval castle

Ile-d'Yeu is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Ile-d'Yeu. For detailed visitor information see the Ile-d'Yeu travel guide.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Notre-Dame-de-Monts at 20 km and Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 23 km.

Ile-d'Yeu, France: places to visit and attractions

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

Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island less than one km (direction west)

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

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at 20 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Seaside resort at 23 km (direction east-north-east)

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

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Seaside resort at 31 km (direction east)

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

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at 31 km (direction east)

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

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at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

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

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Seaside resort at 39 km (direction east)

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

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Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

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

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

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Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 46 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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at 47 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction east-south-east)

The lively town of Sables-d'Olonne is our favourite resort on the Vendee...

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Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 53 km (direction east-south-east)

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

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Markets in and near Ile-d'Yeu

  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (20km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (23km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (24km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (28km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (29km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (31km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (31km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (32km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (33km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (38km)

More information about Ile-d'Yeu, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Ile-d'Yeu, France

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

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (0km)
  • Port-Joinville (0km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (3km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (3km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (3km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (6km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (52km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (62km)

Geography and distances

Ile-d'Yeu is in the west of France at 71 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Ile-d'Yeu is 423 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Ile-d'Yeu

Canton: Ile-d'Yeu

Arrondissement: Sables d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85350

Distance to Ile-d'Yeu

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 71 km

from Paris: 423 km

from Calais: 561 km

from Nice: 824 km

from Bordeaux: 251 km

from Strasbourg: 783 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 Ile-d'Yeu from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have found no other towns and villages within

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