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Jard-sur-Mer

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Jard-sur-Mer - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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The town is situated on the coast where the sun light is certainly less powerful but just as long as in the south of France. With its beaches, its forest of oaks along the coast, its beautiful sites like the Payré, monuments, hiking trails, historical sites, make this town a better place to live and spend a few days .

Since Roman times and even before the "white gold", salt was the main resource of the municipality where it was shipped to Poitiers and Bourges by road salt in which the trade occurred.

In the 9th and 10th century, all Vendée coast had to undergo the Norman invasions and looting.

In the 12th century, Richard the Lionheart was donated to the monks of the order of Premonstratensian Génétouze of land to build an abbey. It will become the Abbey of Lieu-Dieu who developed a strong regional economy.

Two centuries later it suffered serious damage, "looting and destruction," and in 1568 during the wars of religion it was definitely ruined. It will never be reborn of religious conflict.

The Church of St. Radegund of the 11th century also had to suffer serious damage during the wars of religion, in 1568 it was looted and burned. It will be reborn from its ashes a century later, but with major changes.

A chapel was built in 1650 and dedicated to Saint Anne.

During the wars of the Vendée was not common to suffer abuses.

A small silver mining has dug for three centuries the cliff, hence the name "the range of the mine."

This town is worth a visit or a trip a few days for all ages.

Geographical information

MunicipalityJard-sur-Mer
Postcode85520
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Latitude46.4088890 (N 46° 24’ 32”)
Longitude-1.5761710 (W 1° 34’ 34”)
AltitudeFrom 1m to 24m
Surface area16.57 km²
Population2628 inhabitants
Density158 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (36 km, 42 min)
Insee code85114
IntercommunalityCC du Talmondais
DepartmentVendée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Vincent-sur-Jard3.8 km (8 min)
Saint-Hilaire-la-Forêt7.5 km (14 min)
Longeville-sur-Mer8.6 km (13 min)
Talmont-Saint-Hilaire9.3 km (14 min)
Avrillé10.3 km (14 min)
Le Bernard10.8 km (16 min)
Angles15.9 km (21 min)
Saint-Avaugourd-des-Landes16.4 km (22 min)
Moutiers-les-Mauxfaits17.2 km (22 min)
Poiroux17.5 km (21 min)
Grosbreuil18.2 km (23 min)
La Tranche-sur-Mer19.2 km (25 min)
Le Givre21 km (24 min)
La Jonchère21 km (23 min)

Things to see and do

The Abbey of Lieu-Dieu was founded in 1198 by Richard the Lionheart.

The Church of St. Radegund of the 11th century with its sculptures of monsters on the tower.

The Chapel of St. Anne with its statue dating both from 1650.

The tip of Payré worth a detour, its forest of oaks and hiking trails on the edge of the cliffs.

The marina, its banks and the mill of the dominant Conchette this set.

Beautiful rides along the coast to the foot of the cliffs.

Its various beaches and summer sports.

Places of interest

Information points
Leisure centres
Natural sites

Photos

Range Madoreau
Range Madoreau
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Payré Estuary, a beautiful site not to be ignored
Payré Estuary, a beautiful site not to be ignored
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Church of St. Radegund of the 11th century
Church of St. Radegund of the 11th century
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Statues of heads of monsters on the steeple
Statues of heads of monsters on the steeple
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altar triptych choir and the church of St. Radegund
altar triptych choir and the church of St. Radegund
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tombstone in the church of St. Radegund
tombstone in the church of St. Radegund
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Royal Abbey of Premonstratensian monks of Place-God - 1198
Royal Abbey of Premonstratensian monks of Place-God - 1198
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Vaults edges in the 11th century the Abbey
Vaults edges in the 11th century the Abbey
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Abbey Place-God and his common
Abbey Place-God and his common
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We find out this, that the looters have left
We find out this, that the looters have left
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Chapelle Sainte-Anne - Statue of 1560
Chapelle Sainte-Anne - Statue of 1560
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Moulin de la Conchette overlooking the marina
Moulin de la Conchette overlooking the marina
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Marina
Marina
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walk under the oaks
walk under the oaks
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Range mine and cliffs
Range mine and cliffs
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Walk in the forest of oaks along the coast
Walk in the forest of oaks along the coast
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In strolling on the cliffs the tip of Payré
In strolling on the cliffs the tip of Payré
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Wild Coast by walking along the shore
Wild Coast by walking along the shore
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Beach Mine
Beach Mine
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A remnant of the Second World War
A remnant of the Second World War
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Weather

Monday 6 july
Min. 12°C - Max. 26°C
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Tuesday 7 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C
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Wednesday 8 july
Min. 16°C - Max. 23°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

In Bernard and Avrillé at 4 / 5 km: dolmens, menhirs, barrows, Cairn, Castle Raiders for children.

Sables d'Olonne: pier and lighthouse Thatch, Armandière flagship, the barges, not to mention the highlight of the small pier and the channel ... Tour d'Arundel, old fire tower indicating the port, the 15th century priory of Saint-Nicolas, zoo animals and 200; Holy Cross Abbey, shell museum ...

Talmont Saint Hilaire: 11th century castle of Richard Coeur de Lion with its keep, its underground ice, the tower of the Dram, its elevators, its well ... Castle built in rollers.

Always at Talmont, Bourguenais, marina with jetties and walks, its oyster beds, the protected site of Veillon with migratory birds, the beautiful walk along the estuary of Payré.

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Visit the Farm Animals
Nature and the great outdoors6 € to 9 € Avrillé (8.3 km)
Tandem parachute jump in Vendée
Sports sensations280 € Château-d'Olonne (13.3 km)
Jet Ski hire at Sables d’Olonne
Sports sensations110 € to 260 € Les Sables-d'Olonne (19.3 km)
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-Vendée
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 950 € Sainte-Hermine (41 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
The Lock trail
HikeEasy2h00Olonne-sur-Mer (27 km)
Mountain biking trail in Brem-sur-Mer
Cycling itineraryIntermediate3h00Brem-sur-Mer (28 km)
Circuit n°7 - la chaize giraud
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate50 minLandevieille (32 km)
Circuit n°2 - l'aiguillon sur vie
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h10L'Aiguillon-sur-Vie (33 km)
Circuit n°9 - coex
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h00Coëx (35 km)

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