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Les Herbiers

Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée

Les Herbiers - Tourism, holidays & weekends guide in the Vendée
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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.

Geographical information

MunicipalityLes Herbiers
Postcode85500
Tourism label
Latitude46.8691900 (N 46° 52’ 9”)
Longitude-1.0133880 (W 1° 0’ 48”)
AltitudeFrom 69m to 245m
Surface area88.78 km²
Population15916 inhabitants
Density179 inhabitants/km²
PrefectureLa Roche-sur-Yon (49 km, 37 min)
Insee code85109
IntercommunalityCC du Pays des Herbiers
DepartmentVendée
RegionPays de la Loire

Nearest cities & towns

Saint-Paul-en-Pareds7.4 km (14 min)
Beaurepaire7.7 km (11 min)
Mesnard-la-Barotière8.5 km (14 min)
Saint-Mars-la-Réorthe8.9 km (11 min)
Les Epesses9.7 km (14 min)
Chambretaud9.8 km (13 min)
La Gaubretière10.1 km (14 min)
Vendrennes10.6 km (13 min)
Bazoges-en-Paillers11.4 km (15 min)
Saint-Michel-Mont-Mercure11.9 km (14 min)
La Verrie12.3 km (14 min)
Rochetrejoux12.9 km (19 min)
Mouchamps13.1 km (17 min)
La Flocellière13.7 km (18 min)

Things to see and do

Places of interest

Information points
Monuments
Performance halls

Events and festivities

Photos

Abbey of the 12th century Grainetière
Abbey of the 12th century Grainetière
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Cloister of the Abbey of Grainetière
Cloister of the Abbey of Grainetière
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Abbaye de la Grainetière - Tour of the abbot and kitchens
Abbaye de la Grainetière - Tour of the abbot and kitchens
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Abbey of the 12th century Grainetière
Abbey of the 12th century Grainetière
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Location of the old church burned in the 16th century
Location of the old church burned in the 16th century
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Grainetière the Abbey - site of the old chapel burned in the 16th century
Grainetière the Abbey - site of the old chapel burned in the 16th century
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Abbaye de la Grainetière - Former chapter house
Abbaye de la Grainetière - Former chapter house
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Abbey of Grainetière
Abbey of Grainetière
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Bousseau door of the castle overlooking the gardens Coria
Bousseau door of the castle overlooking the gardens Coria
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Castle Bousseau
Castle Bousseau
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Tour Bousseau used château from prison in 1793
Tour Bousseau used château from prison in 1793
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Door giving access to gardens Coria
Door giving access to gardens Coria
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Dungeon Ardelay 15th century
Dungeon Ardelay 15th century
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Dungeon Ardelay
Dungeon Ardelay
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Church of Our Lady of the 15th century
Church of Our Lady of the 15th century
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Stained glass windows of Notre-Dame
Stained glass windows of Notre-Dame
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St. Peter's Church and St. Paul of the 12th century
St. Peter's Church and St. Paul of the 12th century
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Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, nave, aisles and chancel
Church of St. Peter and St. Paul, nave, aisles and chancel
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Stained glass windows of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
Stained glass windows of the Church of St. Peter and St. Paul
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Mont des Alouettes
Mont des Alouettes
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Mont des Alouettes
Mont des Alouettes
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Weather

Tuesday 31 march
Min. 8°C - Max. 13°C
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Wednesday 1 april
Min. 6°C - Max. 13°C
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Thursday 2 april
Min. 7°C - Max. 14°C
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Visits, leisure and activities nearby

Leisure activities

Last nameActivity typeRateCity
Horse-drawn carriage trips in Sud-Vendée
Nature and the great outdoors160 € to 950 € Sainte-Hermine (36 km)
Pleasures of the palate and wine tasting at the castle
Local flavours5 € Le Pallet (40 km)
Taste and buy Vendée wine
Local flavours0 € to 350 € Saint-Philbert-de-Bouaine (42 km)

Outings

Last nameOuting typeDifficultyDurationDeparture municipality
Itinéraire cyclable entre Mormaison, Saint André Treize Voies et Saint Sulpice le Verdon
All-terrain bike itineraryEasy1h20Mormaison (34 km)
Beaupréau Castle Park
HikeEasy2h00Beaupréau (37 km)
Plessis Park
HikeEasy2h00Chaudron-en-Mauges (46 km)
Laves Wood
HikeEasy1h00La Taillée (55 km)
Circuit n°9 - coex
All-terrain bike itineraryIntermediate1h00Coëx (59 km)

Restaurants

Bed & breakfasts

Vacation rentals

Campsites

Hotels