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 Tourism, holiday & travel in Jard-sur-Mer
Insee code85114
AltitudeFrom 1 to 24 meters
Surface16.57 km²
Population2628 inhabitants
Density158 inhabitants/km²


National labelsSaint-Vincent-sur-Jard at 3.8 km (8 min)
Chief townLa Roche-sur-Yon (at 36 km, 42 min)Saint-Hilaire-la-Forêt at 7.5 km (14 min)
DepartmentVendéeLongeville-sur-Mer at 8.6 km (13 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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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.


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.

Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Jard-sur-Mer
Leisure centresBeach of La Mine,   Beach of La Ragounite,   Beach of Légère,   Beach of Madoneau,   Beach of Morpoigne,   Beach of the Boisvinet,   Beach of the Grand Boisvinet,   Beach of the Pé du Canon
Natural sitesHeadland of the Payre,   Rock of the Islatte


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
NameType of activityPriceTown
Tandem skydiving in VendéeSports sensations280 €Château-d'Olonne (13.3 km)
Renting a Jet Ski in Les Sables d' Olonne Sports sensationsFrom 110 € to 260 €Les Sables-d'Olonne (19.3 km)

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


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Wednesday 28 January
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French cuisine restaurantLes Parcs  
dropoff window The Les Parcs restaurant welcomes you in the city of Thalmont -Saint-Hilaire in Vendée ! This will seduce you at first glance : Wooded deco seaside style, shimmering...
Located 5.3 km from Jard-sur-Mer38 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantCôté Bistrot  
La Tranche-sur-Mer
Welcome to Côté Bistrot! The hotel offers a warm welcome in the city of La Tranche-sur-Mer in the Vendée. Sit inside a contemporary setting and enjoy its incredible brightness, its...
Located 13.1 km from Jard-sur-Mer24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantAuberge de Moricq  
Welcome Vendee, where the hotel and restaurant Auberge de Moricq welcomes you in a friendly, 7 km from the beaches of La Tranche- sur-Mer. The Chef will cook traditional French cuisine,...
Located 14 km from Jard-sur-Mer23 € per person 

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House with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes de Bourg paillé  
Holiday cottage, cottages, near beach: 3 km from the beaches quiet amidst nature renting a new lodging for 6 people and three guest rooms located in an old farm building, the Set on...
Located 2.6 km from Jard-sur-Mer65 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomLe Moulin à Rêves    
Charming cottage for 4 people near the sea and the port of Bourgenay in Vendée (85). A bright room of 40 m², 2 windows overlooking a fenced plot of 500 m². 1 double bed and 2 bunk beds....
Located 8.3 km from Jard-sur-Mer73 € the double room 
House with 3 bedroomsLa Dagoterie - Gites et Chambres d'Hotes    
5 minutes from the beach, 3 beautiful guest rooms quiet and cozy, tastefully decorated. Entrances, access to large landscaped park. Hearty breakfast and hearty 'homemade'. Visit our...
Located 8.7 km from Jard-sur-MerFrom 65 € to 72 € the double room 

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House for 4 personsHouse for 4 persons
House in a residence of 104 properties with communal pool. The residence is located 300 meters from the beach. Garden.
Located 2 km from Jard-sur-MerFrom 250 € to 500 € per week 
House for 7 personsGîte de Bourg paillé  
Rental lodging, cottages, near beach: 3 km from the beaches quiet amidst nature renting a new lodging for 6 people and three guest rooms located in an old farm building, the together...
Located 2.6 km from Jard-sur-MerFrom 350 € to 700 € per week 
House for 8 personsLa Vinière   NEW
Waterfront, charming house on the edge of the Marais Poitevin and birds, bike path in front of the house to go to the ocean 3 km.
Located in Jard-sur-Mer600 € per week 

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133 places over 2,6 haLes Mancellières  
South vendee camping the mancellieres *** - Family Camping 5 km from the sea and its sandy beaches, mobile homes, chalets, bungalows with awning and pitches for tents and caravans....
Located 8.8 km from Jard-sur-Mer 
44 places over 1,5 haCap vendeen  
Traditional family friendly camping. pool. Paddling. Playground. Snack bread snack ice. 6 km from the ocean. 2 km from shops.
Located 8.9 km from Jard-sur-Mer15 € per day 
332 places over 5,5 haCamping Les Jonquilles    
La Tranche-sur-Mer
Accessible camping quality and quality tourism, Daffodils welcomes you in a festive and family atmosphere: everything is done to make your stay unforgettable vacation. At 800 meters...
Located 15.3 km from Jard-sur-Mer 

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Azureva Vendée Océan - Hotel in Jard-sur-MerAzureva Vendée Océan     
Located a 7-minute walk from the beach and set in a 650-hectare forest, Vendée Océan is a holiday park with a heated outdoor swimming pool, a bar, a terrace and a picnic area. It offers...
Located 3.6 km from Jard-sur-Mer
Logis Les Parcs - Hotel in Jard-sur-MerLogis Les Parcs     
The Logis Les Parcs is ideally situated in a protected environment of the Port de La Guittière seafront between oyster beds and the forest and offers a peaceful stay. Les Parcs features...
Located 5.2 km from Jard-sur-MerRoom from 59 €
Le Domaine Des Oyats - Hotel in Jard-sur-MerLe Domaine Des Oyats    
Domaine des Oyats is located on the Atlantic coast, in the Loire region, just 700 metres from the beach and the protected sand dunes. It offers an outdoor, heated swimming pool and...
Located 7.5 km from Jard-sur-Mer

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Hôtel La Villa en L'île
Located in Noirmoutier-en-l'ile, Hôtel La Villa en L'île is just a 10-minute walk from Plage des Dames Beach and 800 metres from Noirmoutier Castle. It...
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