Les Herbiers

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TownLes Herbiers
Insee code85109
AltitudeFrom 69 to 245 meters
Surface88.78 km²
Population15916 inhabitants
Density179 inhabitants/km²


National labelSaint-Paul-en-Pareds at 7.4 km (14 min)
Chief townLa Roche-sur-Yon (at 49 km, 37 min)Beaurepaire at 7.7 km (11 min)
DepartmentVendéeMesnard-la-Barotière at 8.5 km (14 min)
RegionPays de la LoireSearch another town


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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.


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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
Visit a donkey’s milk soap workshopCraftFreeLes Epesses (9.1 km)

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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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French cuisine restaurantL'Orchidée  
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  
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 Herbiers50 € per person 
World food restaurantLe Canotier   SPECIAL OFFER
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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Apartment with 2 bedroomsLa Framboisine    
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
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    
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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House for 8 personsGîte à la ferme   NEW
La Guyonnière
Come together with family or friends for bucolic holidays in Vendée, 30 minutes from the Puy du Fou... We welcome you in a big house and you will discover the life of the farm. You...
Located 23 km from Les HerbiersFrom 350 € to 400 € per week 
Mobile-Home for 8 personsLes logis de l'oumois  
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.  
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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39 places over 4 haCamping le Hameau du Petit Lay    
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 Herbiers14.30 € per day 
93 places over 2 haCamping le rouge gorge    
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   
. 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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Logis Aloe - Hotel in Les HerbiersLogis Aloe     
Les Herbiers
The Logis Aloe is located in the Vendée region and is surrounded by a flowered garden. It offers a panoramic view of the countryside around Les Herbiers, a heated outdoor swimming pool...
Located in Les HerbiersRoom from 118 €
ibis Les Herbiers - Hotel in Les Herbiersibis Les Herbiers     
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 51 €
Hôtel Le Centre - Hotel in Les HerbiersHôtel Le Centre     
Les Herbiers
Located in the centre of Les Herbiers, Hôtel Le Centre offers soundproofed accommodation, equipped with free Wi-Fi access. You can relax in the lounge, reading one of the free newspapers,...
Located in Les HerbiersRoom from 44 €

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Mercure Côte Ouest Les Sables d'Olonne Thalasso & Spa
Located in Les Sables d’Olonne, Mercure Les Sables d'Olonne Thalasso & Spa is opposite Tanchet Beach. It offers free access to the fitness centre and has...
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...
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