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Notre-Dame-de-Monts tourism and travel guide

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Visit Notre-Dame-de-Monts: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the Vendee coast

Notre-Dame-de-Monts 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 Notre-Dame-de-Monts. For detailed visitor information see the Notre-Dame-de-Monts travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Notre-Dame-de-Monts include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 19 km and Ile d'Yeu at 20 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Notre-Dame-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 Notre-Dame-de-Monts in Pays de la Loire.

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



Seaside resort at 7 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 20 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ile d'Yeu guide


at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

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

See Noirmoutier guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


Seaside resort at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 32 km (direction south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Jade Coast guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 47 km (direction south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 47 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 52 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Pornichet guide
Le Pouliguen

Le Pouliguen

Seaside resort at 55 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

If you visit the beach resort of Le Pouligueun be sure to...

See Le Pouliguen guide

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

Map of places to visit near Notre-Dame-de-Monts


Markets in and near Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Market days in Notre-Dame-de-Monts: weekly market: Sunday;

  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (0km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (6km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (7km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (12km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (14km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (19km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (19km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)
  • Noirmoutier: market Tuesday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (21km)

More information about Notre-Dame-de-Monts, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Notre-Dame-de-Monts, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (62km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (19km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (20km)
  • Port-Joinville (20km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (23km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (23km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (23km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (30km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (35km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (43km)
  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (48km)

Geography and distances

Notre-Dame-de-Monts is in the west of France at 57 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Notre-Dame-de-Monts is 403 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Canton: Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85690

Distance to Notre-Dame-de-Monts

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 57 km

from Paris: 403 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 813 km

from Bordeaux: 252 km

from Strasbourg: 764 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 Notre-Dame-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 ): La Barre-de-Monts and Saint-Jean-de-Monts.

This page in French: Visiter Notre-Dame-de-Monts

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