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Saint-Etienne-du-Bois tourism and travel guide

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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, 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).

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

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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!


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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

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

Saint-Etienne-du-Bois is in the west of France. 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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