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Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer in Vendee

Photo is of Longeville-sur-Mer at 10 km from Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer

Visit Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Longeville-sur-Mer at 10 km and La Faute-sur-Mer at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer, 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 Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer in Pays de la Loire.

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



Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west)

At Longeville-sur-Mer you will enjoy the lively market in the town as...

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 11 km (direction south-west)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 15 km (direction east)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 15 km (direction east)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

See Lucon guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


at 21 km (direction west)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


at 25 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 25 km (direction west)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide
Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 25 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and some...

See Ile de Re guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 26 km (direction south), in the Charente-Maritime department

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

See La Flotte-en-Re guide


Most Beautiful Village at 27 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the Ile-de-Ré...

See Ars-en-Re guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


at 31 km (direction east-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

See Marans guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer


Markets in and near Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer

  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (4km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (9km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (10km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (15km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (17km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (26km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (27km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market every day except Tuesday - seasonal market only (27km)
  • Ars-en-Re: market Tuesday (27km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (29km)

More information about Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer, France

What to do at Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer.


Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (15km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (44km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (48km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (23km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (30km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (43km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (43km)
  • Forêt de Benon (50km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (32km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer is in the west of France at 28 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer is 387 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer

Canton: Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85540

Distance to Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 28 km

from Paris: 387 km

from Calais: 555 km

from Nice: 741 km

from Bordeaux: 187 km

from Strasbourg: 724 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 Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Angles, Curzon, Grues, La Jonchere, Le Givre and Saint-Cyr-en-Talmondais.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Benoist-sur-Mer

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