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Jard-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

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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

Jard-sur-Mer 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 Jard-sur-Mer. For detailed visitor information see the Jard-sur-Mer travel guide.

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!



at 7 km (direction north-west)

The small town of Talmont-Saint-Hilaire is mainly known for the Chateau de...

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


Seaside resort at 7 km (direction east)

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 8 km (direction west-north-west)

The small resort of Bourgenay has a port and a popular beach...

See Port Bourgenay guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 13 km (direction east-south-east)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 16 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 18 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 24 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the Ile-de-Ré...

See Ars-en-Re guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 27 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and some...

See Ile de Re guide


at 28 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 32 km (direction east)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

See Luçon cathedral guide


Seaside resort at 32 km (direction north-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 32 km (direction east)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide

... 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

What to do at Jard-sur-Mer? 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.


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)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

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

Geography and distances

Jard-sur-Mer is 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).

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

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

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