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Sainte-Hermine tourism and travel guide

Photo of Sainte-Hermine in Vendee

Photo is of Lucon at 14 km from Sainte-Hermine

Visit Sainte-Hermine: highlights and tourist information

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

Popular places to visit nearby include Lucon at 14 km and Luçon cathedral at 14 km. For more places to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

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

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



at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Lucon guide
Luçon cathedral

Luçon cathedral

Cathedral at 14 km (direction south-west)

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

See Luçon cathedral guide


at 22 km (direction east-south-east)

With some interesting 18th century townhouses to see, Fontenay-le-Comte is also home...

See Fontenay-le-Comte guide


Most Beautiful Village at 22 km (direction east)

The pleasant village of Vouvant still retains part of a medieval castle...

See Vouvant guide


at 28 km (direction south-south-east), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See Marans guide
La Faute-sur-Mer

La Faute-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 32 km (direction south-west)

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

See La Faute-sur-Mer guide
Maillezais abbey

Maillezais abbey

Abbey at 32 km (direction east-south-east)

The ruins of the Maillezais abbey are on the edge of the...

See Maillezais abbey guide


at 33 km (direction east-south-east)

Highlights in Nieul-sur-l'Autise include the Abbey of Saint-Vincent and a traditional watermill...

See Nieul-sur-l'Autise guide


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

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

See Longeville-sur-Mer guide
La Tranche-sur-Mer

La Tranche-sur-Mer

Seaside resort at 37 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See La Tranche-sur-Mer guide


Seaside resort at 42 km (direction west-south-west)

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

See Jard-sur-Mer guide


at 44 km (direction west)

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

See Talmont-Saint-Hilaire guide


Most Beautiful Village at 45 km (direction east-south-east), in the Deux-Sevres department

Established since 2000 years agio, Coulon is now a centre for exploring...

See Coulon guide
La Rochelle

La Rochelle

at 45 km (direction south-south-west), in the Charente-Maritime department

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

See La Rochelle guide

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

Map of places to visit near Sainte-Hermine


Markets in and near Sainte-Hermine

  • Lucon: market Wednesday & Saturday (14km)
  • Fontenay-le-Comte: market Saturday all day (22km)
  • Les Essarts: market Wednesday (27km)
  • Marans: market Tuesday (28km)
  • Angles: market Wednesday & Sunday (31km)
  • La Roche-sur-Yon: market Wednesday & Tuesday & Thursday & Saturday & Friday (31km)
  • La Faute-sur-Mer: market Thursday & Sunday (32km)
  • La Tranche-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (36km)
  • Coulonges-sur-l'Autize: market Tuesday (37km)
  • Courcon: market Wednesday (40km)

More information about Sainte-Hermine, Pays de la Loire

Tourist attractions near Sainte-Hermine, France

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


Grand sites of France

Heritage sites

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

National Monuments

  • Georges Clemenceau house (40km)

Recommended detour towns (fr: plus beau détour)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Eglise de Notre-Dame (Vouvant) (22km)
  • Eglise de Notre-Dame de l'Assomption (Maille) (32km)
  • Abbaye Saint Pierre et Eglise de Saint Nicolas (Maillezais) (32km)
  • Abbaye Royale (Nieul-sur-l'Autise) (33km)
  • Eglise de Saint-Eulalie (Benet) (41km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Jardins du Bâtiment (4km)
  • Jardins de Chaligny (6km)

Protected historical centre (fr: secteur sauvegardé)

(see also historical French towns)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie de l'Aiguillon (34km)
  • Forêt de Benon (45km)

Amusement park / theme park

  • Puy de Fou (38km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Natur'Zoo de Mervent (25km)
  • Fauconnerie du Puy du Fou (falconry) (38km)

Geography and distances

Sainte-Hermine is in the west of France at 30 kilometres from La Roche-sur-Yon, the department capital (general information: Sainte-Hermine is 361 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Sainte-Hermine

Canton: Sainte-Hermine

Arrondissement: Fontenay-le-Comte

Department: Vendee

Region: Pays de la Loire

Postcode: 85210

Distance to Sainte-Hermine

from La Roche-sur-Yon (prefecture): 30 km

from Paris: 361 km

from Calais: 533 km

from Nice: 726 km

from Bordeaux: 195 km

from Strasbourg: 698 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-Hermine from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 6 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): La Reorthe, Saint-Aubin-la-Plaine, Saint-Etienne-de-Brillouet, Saint-Jean-de-Beugne, Saint-Juire-Champgillon and Thire.

This page in French: Visiter Sainte-Hermine

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