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Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 10 km from Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie

Visit Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez at 10 km and Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie, 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-Maixent-sur-Vie in Pays de la Loire.

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

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez

Seaside resort at 10 km (direction west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide
Bretignolles-sur-Mer

Bretignolles-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 13 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Saint-Jean-de-Monts

Seaside resort at 19 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide
 
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Notre-Dame-de-Monts

Notre-Dame-de-Monts

at 26 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
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 27 km (direction south)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

Talmont-Saint-Hilaire

at 34 km (direction south-east)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 35 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 38 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Les Moutiers-en-Retz guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 40 km (direction west)

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

See Ile d'Yeu guide
Jard-sur-Mer

Jard-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 41 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide
Noirmoutier

Noirmoutier

at 43 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Noirmoutier guide
Longeville-sur-Mer

Longeville-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 43 km (direction south-east)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide

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Map of places to visit near Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie

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Markets in and near Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie

  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (10km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (10km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (12km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (13km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (15km)
  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (19km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (26km)
  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (26km)
  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (27km)

More information about Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie, France

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

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (42km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (28km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (36km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (40km)
  • Port-Joinville (40km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (41km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (42km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (43km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (44km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (54km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (29km)
  • Planète sauvage (parc) (42km)
 
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Geography and distances

Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie is in the west of France at 32 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie is 390 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie

Canton: Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85220

Distance to Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 32 km

from Paris: 390 km

from Calais: 540 km

from Nice: 787 km

from Bordeaux: 233 km

from Strasbourg: 745 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-Maixent-sur-Vie from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Coex, Commequiers and Saint-Reverend.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Maixent-sur-Vie

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