Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm in Vendee

Photo is of La Faute-sur-Mer at 6 km from Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm

Visit Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

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

Popular places to visit nearby include La Faute-sur-Mer at 6 km and Luçon cathedral at 13 km.

Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm, France: places to visit and attractions

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

La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 6 km (direction west-south-west)

Here at La Faute-sur-Mer you can explore the nature reserve and peninsula...

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 13 km (direction north-east)

Luçon cathedral is a small cathedral with element in the roman, gothic,...

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at 13 km (direction north-east)

Lucon is a quiet Vendee town, usually visited for its imposing cathedral...

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La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 14 km (direction west)

La Tranche-sur-Mer is a small resort, but very pleasant and with an...

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at 19 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

On the north coast of Ile-de-Ré, the village of Saint-Martin-de-Ré is very...

See Saint-Martin-de-Re guide
La Flotte-en-Re

La Flotte-en-Re

Most Beautiful Village at 19 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The village of La Flotte-en-Ré is a pretty village on the Ile-de-Ré...

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Seaside resort at 20 km (direction west-north-west)

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

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at 20 km (direction east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Marans is a small town with a pretty section along the river...

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Ile de Re

Ile de Re

Island at 21 km (direction south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Ile-de-Ré is an island with lots of sandy beaches and some...

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La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The historic town and monuments and the vibrant harbour area make La...

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La Rochelle aquarium

La Rochelle aquarium

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The aquarium in La Rochelle features various parts, including a shark tank...

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La Rochelle harbour

La Rochelle harbour

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The harbour area in La Rochelle is the liveliest part of the...

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La Rochelle Natural History Museum

La Rochelle Natural History Museum

Museum at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

The Natural History Museum in La Rochelle contains an eclectic mix of...

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La Rochelle towers

La Rochelle towers

at 23 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

These three fortress towers protect the entrance to the harbour in La...

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Markets in and near Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm

  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (6km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (13km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (13km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (20km)
  • Le Bois-Plage-en-Re: market every day (21km)
  • Rivedoux Plage: market Monday and Friday (22km)
  • La Couarde-sur-Mer: market every day - seasonal market only (22km)
  • La Rochelle: market every day (23km)
  • Saintes: market every day except Monday (23km)

More information about Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm, France

What to do at Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm.


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (24km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (35km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (39km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (44km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (44km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (25km)
  • Jardins du Bâtiment (29km)
  • Jardins du phare de Chassiron (37km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (33km)
  • Forêt de Benon (40km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (42km)
  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (42km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm is in the west of France at 38 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm is 388 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm

Canton: Luçon

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85580

Distance to Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 38 km

from Paris: 388 km

from Calais: 560 km

from Nice: 731 km

from Bordeaux: 176 km

from Strasbourg: 720 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-Michel-en-l'Herm from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Grues, La Faute-sur-Mer and Triaize.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Michel-en-l'Herm