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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

Visit La Barre-de-Monts: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Notre-Dame-de-Monts at 6 km and Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 11 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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La Barre-de-Monts, 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 La Barre-de-Monts in Pays de la Loire.

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...

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


at 17 km (direction north-west)

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

See Noirmoutier guide


Seaside resort at 22 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
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...

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide
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...

See Ile d'Yeu guide


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

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

See Pornic guide
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...

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


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...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide


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...

See Pornichet guide
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...

See La Baule guide
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...

See Sables d'Olonne guide

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

Map of places to visit near La Barre-de-Monts


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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