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Sainte-Foy tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Foy in Vendee

Photo is of Chateau d'Olonne at 7 km from Sainte-Foy

Visit Sainte-Foy: highlights and tourist information

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Sainte-Foy is situated in the Vendee department and Pays de la Loire region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Chateau d'Olonne at 7 km and Talmont-Saint-Hilaire at 10 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Sainte-Foy, 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 Sainte-Foy in Pays de la Loire.

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

Chateau d'Olonne

Chateau d'Olonne

Seaside resort at 7 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Chateau d'Olonne guide


at 10 km (direction south-south-east)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide
Sables d'Olonne

Sables d'Olonne

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

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

See Sables d'Olonne guide
Port Bourgenay

Port Bourgenay

at 12 km (direction south)

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

See Port Bourgenay guide


Seaside resort at 16 km (direction south-east)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 17 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Bretignolles-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 19 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide


at 27 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Gilles-Croix-de-Vie guide


Seaside resort at 29 km (direction west-north-west)

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

See Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 29 km (direction south-east)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 36 km (direction east-south-east)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide


Most Beautiful Village at 39 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

Ars-en-Ré is one of the pretty villages to explore on the...

See Ars-en-Re guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 40 km (direction east)

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

See Lucon guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Foy


Markets in and near Sainte-Foy

  • La Mothe-Achard: market Friday (8km)
  • Sables d'Olonne: market every day (10km)
  • Brem-sur-Mer: market Tuesday & Friday (14km)
  • Jard-sur-Mer: market Monday (16km)
  • Bretignolles-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (17km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (24km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (26km)
  • Saint Gilles Croix de Vie: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Saturday (26km)
  • Saint-Hilaire-de-Riez: market Tuesday & Thursday & Sunday & Monday & Friday (29km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (29km)

More information about Sainte-Foy, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Foy, France

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


Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (17km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins de Chaligny (41km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique des Sables-d'Olonne (10km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Foy is in the west of France at 24 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Foy is 396 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Foy

Canton: Sables-d'Olonne

Arrondissement: Sables-d'Olonne

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85150

Distance to Sainte-Foy

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 24 km

from Paris: 396 km

from Calais: 554 km

from Nice: 769 km

from Bordeaux: 208 km

from Strasbourg: 742 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 Sainte-Foy from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 5 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Chateau-d'Olonne, Grosbreuil, La Chapelle-Achard, Le Girouard and Saint-Mathurin.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Foy

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