La Barre-de-Monts tourism and travel guide

Photo of La Barre-de-Monts in Vendee

Photo is of Notre-Dame-de-Monts at 6 km from La Barre-de-Monts

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La Barre-de-Monts is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to La Barre-de-Monts in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Notre-Dame-de-Monts at 6 km and Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 11 km.

La Barre-de-Monts, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 6 km (direction south-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 11 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

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Seaside resort at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

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Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 22 km (direction north-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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at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

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Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 24 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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

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

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Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 27 km (direction west-south-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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Seaside resort at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

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Seaside resort at 41 km (direction south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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Seaside resort at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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La Baule

La Baule

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 50 km (direction south-east)

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

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Markets in and near La Barre-de-Monts

Market days in La Barre-de-Monts: weekly market: Saturday;

  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (0km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (6km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (7km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (9km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (11km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (13km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (17km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (22km)
  • La Bernerie-en-Retz: market Friday & Tuesday - seasonal market only (23km)

More information about La Barre-de-Monts, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near La Barre-de-Monts, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (58km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (24km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (25km)
  • Port-Joinville (25km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (26km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (27km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (28km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (28km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (30km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (41km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (58km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (38km)
  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (52km)

Geography and distances

La Barre-de-Monts is in the west of France at 58 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: La Barre-de-Monts is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: La Barre-de-Monts

Canton: Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85550

Distance to La Barre-de-Monts

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 58 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 537 km

from Nice: 814 km

from Bordeaux: 257 km

from Strasbourg: 761 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 La Barre-de-Monts from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvoir-sur-Mer and Notre-Dame-de-Monts.

This page in French: Visiter La Barre-de-Monts


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