Les Herbiers

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GEOGRAPHIC INFORMATION

 Tourism, holiday & travel in Les Herbiers
TownLes Herbiers
Insee code85109
Postcode85500
Latitude46.8691900
Longitude-1.0133880
AltitudeFrom 69 to 245 meters
Surface88.78 km²
Population15916 inhabitants
Density179 inhabitants/km²

CLOSEST CITIES & TOWNS

National labelSaint-Paul-en-Pareds at 5.5 km
Chief townLa Roche-sur-Yon (at 49 km, 37 min)Mesnard-la-Barotière at 6.7 km
DepartmentVendéeSaint-Mars-la-Réorthe at 6.7 km
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TOWN PRESENTATION

Since the 70s, the city of Herbiers confirmed its status as capital of high Vendée. The city lies at the heart of a vibrant and attractive, a rise due to the entrepreneurial spirit and success of a marriage between a multitude of innovative SMEs and large companies in national and international dimensions.

Les Herbiers is the 4th largest city in Vendee with more than 15 500 inhabitants and 11 800 jobs (3.3% unemployment rate, the French record!), Located inside the Community of Municipalities of the Land of Herbaria. Given this demographic and economic dynamism, many facilities have emerged to meet the needs and comfort of each, with the aim to provide quality spaces, friendly environment.

In 2007, the City of Herbiers received the National Award for urban art for its operation of the Pellinière Valley, an area model in terms of contemporary architecture and environmental approach.


SIGHTSEEING

  • Abbey of Grainetière: 12th century Benedictine abbey founded in 1130 by the Benedictine monks of Saintonge. The Abbe Prevost wrote to several pages of his novel Manon Lescaut. Historic Monument, the abbey houses since 1979, a small monastic community. Visit possible.
  • Visit the mill Alouettes: the Mont des Alouettes, find a windmill still in operation, visit April to September.
  • The Land of Herbiers offers many hiking trails to explore the landscape of woods, sunken lanes and its heritage.
Detailed information
Information pointsTourist Office of Les Herbiers
MonumentsAbbey of La Grainetière,   Bains et lavoirs publics,   Castle of Ardelay,   Church of Les Herbiers,   Manor of the Bignon,   Windmills of the Moulins à vent du Mont des Alouettes
Performance hallsEspace d'Herbauges

EVENTS AND CELEBRATIONS

  • Free Festival sounds different (in February): Festival of contemporary music.
  • The Spring of the Poets (March): For two weeks, the poetry Herbiers invested in all its forms and in all places.
  • Festavril (April): Weekend fun that offers younger numerous workshops, shows, play games, concocted by the associations of the city, with the credo that of discovering fun.
  • The Puyfolaise the Alouettes (May): Hiking, walking, running, mountain biking and cyclo.
  • Gardens in the summer (July): free concerts in the gardens of the town hall.
  • Les Nuits de mon Moulin (July / August): Shows the foot of the mills of the Alouettes on different themes - storytelling, traditional music ...
  • Market for millers (the last weekend of August): Market dedicated to local products and renewable energy.
  • Chrono Day (October): event combining a large trade show (250 exhibitors) against a time-trial cycling internationally, world reference, the Chrono des Nations.
  • Court Baz'art Festival (November): short film festival.

ATTRACTIONS, LEISURES AND ACTIVITES AROUND

  • Railways of the Vendee during the summer, discover the Top Bocage Vendeen aboard a steam locomotive between Mortagne-sur-Sevre and Les Herbiers.
  • Parc du Puy du Fou.
Leisure activities
NameType of activityPriceTown
Microlight flight over the Vendée farmland and coastSports sensationsFrom 48 € to 260 €Mouchamps (7 km)
Visit a donkey’s milk soap workshopCraftFreeLes Epesses (9.1 km)
Visit a snail farmLocal flavoursFreeTreize-Septiers (23 km)
Museum of Old Cooking UtensilsCulture and education5 €Saint-Denis-la-Chevasse (27 km)

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PHOTOS

Abbey of the 12th century GrainetièreAbbey of the 12th century Grainetière
 
Cloister of the Abbey of GrainetièreCloister of the Abbey of Grainetière
Abbaye de la Grainetière - Tour of the abbot and kitchensAbbaye de la Grainetière - Tour of the abbot and kitchens
 
Abbey of the 12th century GrainetièreAbbey of the 12th century Grainetière
Location of the old church burned in the 16th centuryLocation of the old church burned in the 16th century
 
Grainetière the Abbey - site of the old chapel burned in the 16th centuryGrainetière the Abbey - site of the old chapel burned in the 16th century
Abbaye de la Grainetière - Former chapter houseAbbaye de la Grainetière - Former chapter house
 
Abbey of GrainetièreAbbey of Grainetière
Bousseau door of the castle overlooking the gardens CoriaBousseau door of the castle overlooking the gardens Coria
 
Castle BousseauCastle Bousseau
Tour Bousseau used château from prison in 1793Tour Bousseau used château from prison in 1793
 
Door giving access to gardens CoriaDoor giving access to gardens Coria
Dungeon Ardelay 15th centuryDungeon Ardelay 15th century
 
Dungeon ArdelayDungeon Ardelay
Church of Our Lady of the 15th centuryChurch of Our Lady of the 15th century
 
Stained glass windows of Notre-DameStained glass windows of Notre-Dame
St. Peter's Church and St. Paul of the 12th centurySt. Peter's Church and St. Paul of the 12th century
 
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, nave, aisles and chancelChurch of St. Peter and St. Paul, nave, aisles and chancel
Stained glass windows of the Church of St. Peter and St. PaulStained glass windows of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
 
Mont des AlouettesMont des Alouettes
Mont des AlouettesMont des Alouettes
  

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WEATHER

Friday 29 August
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Min. 13°C - Max. 23°C
Saturday 30 August
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Min. 10°C - Max. 24°C
Sunday 31 August
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Min. 13°C - Max. 25°C

RESTAURANTS

 
French cuisine restaurantL'Orchidée  
7.4
Les Herbiers
The Orchid restaurant opens its doors to the small town of Herbaria in the heart of the Vendée. You'll love the pretty dining room with tangy colors, its bright space with panoramic...
Located in Les Herbiers24 € per person 
French cuisine restaurantLa Table du Boisniard - Château Boisniard  
9.6
Chambretaud
At the heart of the countryside, twelve acres of land to stretch your taste buds, two ponds, four kilometers of trail, animals, a beautiful fifteenth century castle ... and gourmet...
Located 7.7 km from Les Herbiers 
World food restaurantLe Canotier   SPECIAL OFFER
Mouchamps
On Astaire - Named after the famous hat round the iconic actor Frederick Austerlitz, Le Canotier restaurant welcomes you in a warm and friendly atmosphere. On the trail of success -...
Located 10.7 km from Les Herbiers24 € per person 

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BED & BREAKFASTS

 
Apartment with 2 bedroomsLa Framboisine    
9.5
  SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure
10 minutes from puy du fou. Cet apartment of 30 sqm is located in the owner's house, with a separate entrance. This is an ideal family together for a couple and 2 or 3 children or 2...
Located 8.8 km from Les HerbiersFrom 57 € to 67 € the double room 
Apartment with 3 bedroomsChambres d'hôtes l'Arbre d'Alaïs     SPECIAL OFFER
Saint-Fulgent
3 cottages up to 14 people in 24 minutes from Le Puy du Fou in Vendée next to Epesses and city Herbaria. They are located in St fulgent 85250. Gourmet breakfasts, swimming pool, spa,...
Located 12.3 km from Les Herbiers90 € the double room 
House with 1 bedroomVilla Coloniale proche du Puy du Fou    
9.7
Mortagne-sur-Sèvre
Let disorient you and relax in a soothing tropical atmosphere. Guest rooms in a charming colonial villa in Mortagne-sur-Sevre, offering every modern comfort with wifi, heated outdoor...
Located 12.9 km from Les HerbiersFrom 60 € to 80 € the double room 

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VACATION RENTALS

 
House for 5 personsGite contemporain à 20 min du Puy du Fou
Saint-Mesmin
New cottage 4-5 people who combines modern comfort and old charm. Contemporary and ethnic decoration in a rural setting surrounded by Vendee countryside, 20 minutes from the Puy du...
Located 22 km from Les HerbiersFrom 250 € to 510 € per week 
Mobile-Home for 8 personsLes logis de l'oumois  
9.4
Maulévrier
Located between the Anjou, Vendée and Deux Sevres les logis de l'oumois are pleased to meet you in a frame and a family atmosphere. It is in a quiet and peaceful atmosphere you can...
Located 24 km from Les Herbiers360 € per week 
House for 6 personsVacances dans village médiéval.  
9.6
Bazoges-en-Pareds
Village house fully furnished, terraced to the owners in the medieval village with garden and parking.
Located 25 km from Les HerbiersFrom 400 € to 500 € per week 

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CAMPSITES

 
39 places over 4 haCamping le Hameau du Petit Lay    
8.5
  SPECIAL OFFER
Mouchamps
Small family campsite, ideal for your holidays green Vendée. 15 wooden cabins open year round. Swimming pool, playground, ping pong, volleyball, hiking, TV room, children's enterta...
Located 10.9 km from Les Herbiers13.90 € per day 
93 places over 2 haCamping le rouge gorge    
9
Saint-Laurent-sur-Sèvre
Located in the Vendée Top 9 km Puy du Fou camping le Rouge Gorge 3 stars is a great bullet on 30 sites to visit nearby. You can rent by the week or next weekend mobilhomes, chalets...
Located 13 km from Les HerbiersFrom 14.80 € to 19.40 € per day 
6 places over 1,5 haCamping du Bois Noir   
9.4
Saint-Hilaire-de-Loulay
. Home in tents, in caravans, camper on our farm with 35 dairy cows (more than grassland crops, composting, mechanical weeding) located near a wood of 20 ha, peace and quiet site on...
Located 28 km from Les Herbiers12 € per day 

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HOTELS

Logis Aloe - Hotel in Les HerbiersLogis Aloe     
7.9
Les Herbiers
The Logis Aloe is located in the Vendée region. It offers a panoramic view of the countryside around Les Herbiers and a heated outdoor swimming pool. Guestrooms have free Wi-Fi internet...
Located in Les HerbiersRoom from 114 €
ibis Les Herbiers - Hotel in Les Herbiersibis Les Herbiers     
8.7
Les Herbiers
Hotel ibis Les Herbiers is situated in Les Herbiers in the Pays de la Loire region, just 20 minutes’ drive from Puy du Fou Theme Park. It is set within a garden and offers free Wi-Fi...
Located in Les HerbiersRoom from 57 €
Les Etaps - Hotel in Les HerbiersLes Etaps     
7.5
Les Herbiers
Located in Les Herbiers, beside the Association Du Chateau D Ardelay, Les Etaps offers soundproofed rooms with a flat-screen TV with satellite channels and free Wi-Fi access. Each room...
Located in Les HerbiersRoom from 65 €

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Hotel Arc en Ciel SPA
Located in Les Sables d'Olonne, the Arc en Ciel is next to the beach and just 500 metres from the SNCF train station. It offers rooms with a private bathroom,...
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