Notre-Dame-de-Riez tourism and travel guide

Photo of Notre-Dame-de-Riez in Vendee

Photo is of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 4 km from Notre-Dame-de-Riez

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

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 4 km and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie at 6 km.

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

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



Seaside resort at 4 km (direction west-south-west)

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

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at 6 km (direction south-south-west)

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

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Seaside resort at 13 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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Seaside resort at 14 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

The resort of Notre-Dame-de-Monts is one of the quiter resorts of the...

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Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction south-south-east)

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

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Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-east)

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

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Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 33 km (direction west)

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

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Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 38 km (direction north-west)

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

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Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 44 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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Seaside resort at 45 km (direction south-east)

Jard-sur-Mer is a very pleasant, if quite small, Vendee resort with a...

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Markets in and near Notre-Dame-de-Riez

  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (4km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (6km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (14km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (17km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (19km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (21km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (22km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (24km)

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

What to do at Notre-Dame-de-Riez? 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-Riez.

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (28km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (29km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (33km)
  • Port-Joinville (34km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (35km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (36km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (37km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (43km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (31km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (43km)

Geography and distances

Notre-Dame-de-Riez is in the west of France at 38 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Notre-Dame-de-Riez is 395 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Notre-Dame-de-Riez

Canton: Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85270

Distance to Notre-Dame-de-Riez

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 395 km

from Calais: 542 km

from Nice: 794 km

from Bordeaux: 236 km

from Strasbourg: 751 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-Riez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Commequiers, Le Fenouiller, Saint Gilles Croix de Vie, Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez and Soullans.

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