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Saint-Etienne-du-Bois tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Etienne-du-Bois in Vendee

Photo is of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 29 km from Saint-Etienne-du-Bois

Visit Saint-Etienne-du-Bois: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Etienne-du-Bois is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 29 km and Bretignolles-sur-Mer at 30 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Saint-Etienne-du-Bois, 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-Etienne-du-Bois in Pays de la Loire.

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



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

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 30 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


Seaside resort at 35 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


at 37 km (direction north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

Clisson has a medieval castle, and an interesting architectural style having ben...

See Clisson guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction west-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 41 km (direction west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


at 41 km (direction south)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Chateau de Tiffauges

Chateau de Tiffauges

Castle at 42 km (direction east-north-east)

The Chateau de Tiffauges is a 12th century castle in Vendee,...

See Chateau de Tiffauges guide


at 43 km (direction east-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

One of the largest towns in France, Nantes has many monuments, museums...

See Nantes guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 44 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Etienne-du-Bois


Markets in and near Saint-Etienne-du-Bois

  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (21km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (22km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (24km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (24km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (29km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (29km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (30km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (30km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (31km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (35km)

More information about Saint-Etienne-du-Bois, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Etienne-du-Bois, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (43km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (46km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (54km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (25km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (30km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (43km)
  • Île Héron (France) (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (34km)
  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (41km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Etienne-du-Bois is in the west of France at 23 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Etienne-du-Bois is 371 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Etienne-du-Bois

Canton: Palluau

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85670

Distance to Saint-Etienne-du-Bois

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 23 km

from Paris: 371 km

from Calais: 523 km

from Nice: 776 km

from Bordeaux: 235 km

from Strasbourg: 725 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-Etienne-du-Bois from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beaufou, Grand-Landes, La Chapelle-Palluau, Lege, Palluau and Saint-Paul-Mont-Penit.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Etienne-du-Bois

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