Jard-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Jard-sur-Mer in Vendee

Visit Jard-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a harbour and a beach

Important note

This page features a summary of highlights that you might like to explore near Jard-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Jard-sur-Mer travel guide.

Jard-sur-Mer is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region, in the west of France at 31 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Jard-sur-Mer is 400 kilometres from Paris).

Popular places to visit nearby include Longeville-sur-Mer at 7 km and Port Bourgenay at 8 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Jard-sur-Mer, 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 Jard-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire.

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


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

Map of places to visit near Jard-sur-Mer

Markets in and near Jard-sur-Mer

Market days in Jard-sur-Mer: weekly market: Monday;

  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (0km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (14km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (18km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (22km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (23km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (24km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (24km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (29km)

More information about Jard-sur-Mer, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Jard-sur-Mer, France

Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Jard-sur-Mer.


  • Aquarium de La Rochelle (44km)

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (2km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (37km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (45km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (46km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Marans (46km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts (56km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (16km)

Geography and distances

Geographical Information

Commune: Jard-sur-Mer

Canton: Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85520

Distance to Jard-sur-Mer

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 31 km

from Paris: 400 km

from Calais: 564 km

from Nice: 757 km

from Bordeaux: 192 km

from Strasbourg: 740 km

Getting here

Jard-sur-Mer is in the west of France. Most visitors arrive by car from a cross-channel ferry port - Saint Malo is convenient at around 3 hours drive. For driving distances to Jard-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Saint-Hilaire-la-Foret, Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard and Talmont-Saint-Hilaire.

This page in French: Visiter Jard-sur-Mer