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Saint-Urbain tourism and travel guide

Photo of Saint-Urbain in Vendee

Photo is of Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 10 km from Saint-Urbain

Visit Saint-Urbain: highlights and tourist information

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Saint-Urbain is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Saint-Jean-de-Monts at 10 km and Notre-Dame-de-Monts at 10 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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Saint-Urbain, 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-Urbain in Pays de la Loire.

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



Seaside resort at 10 km (direction south-south-west)

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

See Saint-Jean-de-Monts guide


at 10 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Notre-Dame-de-Monts guide


Seaside resort at 18 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide


at 20 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
Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Les Moutiers-en-Retz

Seaside resort at 21 km (direction south-south-east), 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


at 22 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Noirmoutier guide


at 28 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Pornic guide
Jade Coast

Jade Coast

at 29 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

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

See Jade Coast guide


Seaside resort at 30 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide
Ile d'Yeu

Ile d'Yeu

Island at 31 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Ile d'Yeu guide


Seaside resort at 43 km (direction north-north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The beach at Saint-Brevin-les-Pins is the main attraction and we also enjoyed...

See Saint-Brevin-les-Pins guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 45 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 46 km (direction south-east)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


Seaside resort at 51 km (direction north-west), in the Loire-Atlantique department

The emphasis in Pornichet, immediately south of La Baule, is most certainly...

See Pornichet guide

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

Map of places to visit near Saint-Urbain


Markets in and near Saint-Urbain

  • Beauvoir-sur-Mer: market Thursday (5km)
  • La Barre-de-Monts: market Saturday (8km)
  • Saint-Jean-de-Monts: market Wednesday & Saturday (10km)
  • Notre-Dame-de-Monts: market Sunday (11km)
  • Challans: market Tuesday & Saturday & Friday (11km)
  • Barbatre: market Wednesday (15km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (18km)
  • La Gueriniere: market Thursday & Sunday (19km)
  • Machecoul: market Wednesday (20km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (21km)

More information about Saint-Urbain, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Saint-Urbain, France

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

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardin des plantes (52km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Marais de Machecoul (19km)
  • Phare de la Pointe des Corbeaux (29km)
  • Fort de Pierre-Levée (31km)
  • Port-Joinville (31km)
  • Phare de l'île d'Yeu (33km)
  • Vieux-château de l'Île d'Yeu (34km)
  • Pointe Sainte-Gildas (34km)
  • Aérodrome de L'Île-d'Yeu (34km)
  • Lac de Grand-Lieu (35km)
  • Petite Amazonie de Nantes (53km)
  • Île Héron (France) (55km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Planète sauvage (parc) (33km)
  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (47km)

Geography and distances

Saint-Urbain is in the west of France at 50 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Saint-Urbain is 393 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Saint-Urbain

Canton: Beauvoir-sur-Mer

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85230

Distance to Saint-Urbain

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 50 km

from Paris: 393 km

from Calais: 534 km

from Nice: 806 km

from Bordeaux: 252 km

from Strasbourg: 754 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-Urbain from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 3 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Beauvoir-sur-Mer, Saint-Gervais and Sallertaine.

This page in French: Visiter Saint-Urbain

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