Notre-Dame-de-Monts tourism and travel guide

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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*".

Below you can see 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.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 19 km and Ile d'Yeu at 20 km.

Notre-Dame-de-Monts, France: places to visit and attractions

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 of...

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...

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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 scenic...

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at 21 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 21 km (direction north-north-west)

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

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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 nearby...

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Seaside resort at 31 km (direction south-east)

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

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

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

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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 the Vendee...

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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 enjoyed...

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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 exploring the...

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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 certainly...

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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...

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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)

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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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