Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez tourism and travel guide

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Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez 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 Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez travel guide.

Below you can see some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez in Pays de la Loire.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 12 km and Bretignolles-sur-Mer at 12 km.

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France: places to visit and attractions

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



at 3 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


Seaside resort at 12 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 12 km (direction 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...

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 28 km (direction 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 29 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 31 km (direction west)

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

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Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 37 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 38 km (direction south-east)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction south-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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at 39 km (direction north-west)

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

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Seaside resort at 44 km (direction south-east)

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

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at 46 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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Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 47 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

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Markets in and near Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Market days in Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: weekly market: Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday;

  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (0km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (3km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (12km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (12km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (19km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (22km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (23km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (25km)

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Tourist attractions near Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez, France

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

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (46km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (26km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (31km)
  • Port-Joinville (31km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (32km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (32km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (33km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (34km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (46km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (30km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (46km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is in the west of France at 41 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez is 399 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Canton: Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85270

Distance to Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 41 km

from Paris: 399 km

from Calais: 546 km

from Nice: 795 km

from Bordeaux: 235 km

from Strasbourg: 755 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-Hilaire-de-Riez from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 4 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Givrand, Le Fenouiller, Notre-Dame-de-Riez and Saint Gilles Croix de Vie.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez