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Saint-Jean-de-Monts tourism and travel guide

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Visit Saint-Jean-de-Monts: highlights and tourist information

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France This Way comment: At Saint-Jean-de-Monts you will enjoy the extensive sandy beaches and one of the livelier resorts on the Vendee coast

Saint-Jean-de-Monts 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-Jean-de-Monts. For detailed visitor information see the Saint-Jean-de-Monts travel guide.

Tourist classifications for Saint-Jean-de-Monts include "ville fleurie 4*".

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 12 km and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Jean-de-Monts, 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-Jean-de-Monts in Pays de la Loire.

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



at 7 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 12 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


at 14 km (direction 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
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 23 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ile d'Yeu guide


Seaside resort at 24 km (direction south-east)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


at 27 km (direction north-west)

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

See Noirmoutier guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 30 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide


at 36 km (direction north-north-east), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

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

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

See Jade Coast guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 39 km (direction south-east)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 40 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 49 km (direction south-east)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


at 49 km (direction south-east)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


Seaside resort at 56 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Jean-de-Monts


Markets in and near Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Market days in Saint-Jean-de-Monts: weekly market: Wednesday & Saturday;

  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (0km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (7km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (11km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (12km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (14km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (14km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (15km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (20km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (23km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (24km)

More information about Saint-Jean-de-Monts, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Jean-de-Monts, France

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

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (57km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (21km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (23km)
  • Port-Joinville (24km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (26km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (26km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (27km)
  • Marais de Machecoul (29km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (40km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (44km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts (7km)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (41km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (43km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Jean-de-Monts is in the west of France at 51 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Jean-de-Monts is 401 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Canton: Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85160

Distance to Saint-Jean-de-Monts

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 51 km

from Paris: 401 km

from Calais: 543 km

from Nice: 806 km

from Bordeaux: 246 km

from Strasbourg: 760 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-Jean-de-Monts from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 2 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Le Perrier and Notre-Dame-de-Monts.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Jean-de-Monts

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